How to Use Sports Mannequins to Celebrate the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics is always a special event and, this time around, we have had to wait an extra year to park ourselves on the sofa with a stack of snacks to watch the world’s elite athletes pushing themselves to go faster, higher and stronger. This year, the Olympics will be held in Tokyo from the 23rd July to the 8th August, with the Paralympics kicking off on the 23rd August and culminating on the 5th September. Why not help your customers enter into the spirit of the event with an Olympic display using sports mannequins?

The Olympics is always a special event and, this time around, we have had to wait an extra year to park ourselves on the sofa with a stack of snacks to watch the world’s elite athletes pushing themselves to go faster, higher and stronger. This year, the Olympics will be held in Tokyo from the 23rd July to the 8th August, with the Paralympics kicking off on the 23rd August and culminating on the 5th September. Why not help your customers enter into the spirit of the event with an Olympic display using sports mannequins?

 

You could use one of the many different types of sports mannequins on offer to recreate some iconic moments in Olympic history in your own shop this summer. Celebrate these fantastic feats of human ability to inspire your shoppers and provide them with a nostalgic hit from summer games past.

 

Here are some suggestions to help get your imagination running wild for your Olympic shop displays.

 

Chris Hoy at London 2012

 

Team GB has hit a rich vein of form in recent Olympics, with a host of fine riders snapping up medals at the games. People like Lizzie Deignan, Laura Kenny, Jason Kenny, Bradley Wiggins and more have caught the imaginations of UK cycle fans, but there are few more iconic British cyclists than Sir Chris Hoy. The Scottish powerhouse won six Olympic golds and a silver between 2000 and 2012, bowing out of his hugely successful career after the London games.

 

You could use our biking mannequin to recreate the classic 2012 look, with the instantly recognisable GB cycling kit and bright red helmet. Bring back those memories of the event that brought the nation together as one in celebration of one of the greatest Olympians of all time.

 

A cycling mannequin also provides a real show stopping display on your shop floor. It makes a huge statement and draws customers in to find out more. Given that London 2012 makeover too, how could they resist bringing their custom to you?

 

Usain Bolt at Rio 2016

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had already written his name into athletics history before he arrived in Rio for the 2016 Olympic games, but in Brazil he assured himself legendary status. The world’s fastest person, who holds the record for the 100 metres with an extraordinary 9.58 seconds, won his sixth, seventh and eighth gold medals at the 2016 games, becoming the first man to claim the 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics.

 

It is fairly uncontroversial to call Bolt the greatest sprinter of all time, but he was also so much more than just a speedy pair of legs. When he retired in 2017, athletics also lost one of its most charismatic and engaging personalities too.

 

You can bring some of the Usain Bolt charm and excitement to your shop by creating a sprinting display using our power sports sprinter and aerobic mannequin. Dress him in the green, gold and black of the Jamaican Olympics team and you can honour the man in your display.

 

Simone Biles at Rio 2016

At the age of just 19, Simone Biles took the Rio Olympics by storm. She became the first non-European woman to claim four golds in gymnastics at a single games. The American’s achievement had only ever been equalled by athletes from the gymnastic powerhouses behind the Iron Curtain, and no one had managed the achievement since 1984.

 

When combining Olympic and World Championship medals, she is currently on 30 in total, three behind the current highest haul by a single athlete. Biles will head to Japan this summer hoping to surpass that amount and stake her claim as the most decorated elite athlete of all time.

 

Whether on the vault or performing floor exercises, Biles takes on all comers and leaves them in her wake, making her one of the most exciting sports people in history. If you want to honour this titan of the gymnastics arena, get hold of our female metro sports mannequin and place it in the traditional arms aloft position to complete the look.

 

Daley Thompson at Los Angeles 1984

Many Olympians spend their whole lives dedicated to honing one particular skill to perfection. For a decathlete, you have to excel at ten disciplines and that is why they capture the attention. Team GB bossed the event in the early 80s, thanks to the extraordinary Daley Thompson. With four world records under his belt, Thompson claimed the Olympic crown in both 1980 and in LA in 1984.

 

It was on the second day of a tightly contested decathlon in California that Thompson truly showed his class. Following a personal best discus throw, the Londoner pretty much sealed victory over his rival Jurgen Hingsen with the pole vault.

 

Whilst we don’t have a pole vaulting mannequin, we do have a climbing mannequin that looks as though he could also be a pole vaulter falling to the mat after a successful ascent. Add that simple, classic 1984 Great Britain vest and the symbolic moustache that was Thompson’s trademark, and you have an instant tribute to the epic all-rounder.

 

Buy Sports Mannequins

If you want to buy sports mannequins, contact us today and we can answer any questions that you have. We have a fine range of sports related dummies, as well as a whole range of other mannequins to make your displays stand out.