Zamst Renews Partnership with Two-Time World CrossFit Champion Annie Thorisdottir

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(Irvine, CA, July 8, 2015)ZAMST, a leader in high-performance sports protective equipment, will renew their current endorsement deal with Annie Thorisdottir, a two-time World CrossFit Champion and the only woman to win back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

“Annie is a world class athlete, and we are proud to have her continue her partnership with the Zamst team,” said Bryan Smeltzer, General Manager of Zamst US. “ZAMST sports bracing and supports products provide a superior level of protection and injury prevention, and aligning with world class, elite athletes like Annie who have dominated their sport, allows us to demonstrate the superiority of our products.”

Nicknamed “Iceland Annie,” Thorisdottir has been a dominant figure in CrossFit, becoming the world's first back-to-back female World CrossFit Champion and claiming the title of "Fittest Woman on Earth" in 2011 and 2012. A back injury took Annie out of the 2013 CrossFit Games, but she recovered well and returned to the 2014 CrossFit Games to place second. A former gymnast and ballet dancer, Annie is now poised for a dominant performance at this year’s 2015 CrossFit Games in July.

Annie has used both the Zamst ZK-7 knee support and the Zamst ZW-5 back wrap to support her movements and keep her protected through workouts and competitions. “I am proud to be part of the Zamst Elite Team,” said Thorisdottir. “The team at Zamst has stood by me even when I was not able to compete and for me, that loyalty means a lot. I look forward to continuing our partnership.”

The partnership between Zamst and Annie Thorisdottir continues with an even greater emphasis on product innovation as Zamst will seek to benefit from Annie’s expertise and experience in the areas of injury prevention and recovery.

Alongside Thorisdottir, ZAMST also provides bracing and protective products for NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Everest Climber Melissa Arnot and USTF 10000M, and elite marathoner Amy Hastings Cragg. Annie will be competing in the 2015 CrossFit Games, held in Carson, CA from July 21-26, 2015. To learn more about ZAMST, visit: http://www.ZAMST.us.

ABOUT ZAMST

ZAMST is a market leading brand of sports protective equipment, and used by professionals athletes worldwide. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products, featuring anatomically correct designs, high performance materials and superior construction. ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX Co., Ltd (Tokyo, JAPAN) with privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Irvine, CALIFORNIA), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, FRANCE) and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC). For more information, call toll free 877-ZAMST-US (877-926-7887) or visit http://www.ZAMST.us.

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