“This leo just can’t get any better” - LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne mesmerizes fans with her moves showcased in a captivating purple silhouette

LSU mesmerizes Olivia Dunne
LSU mesmerizes Olivia Dunne's fans with her phenomenal moves showcased in a captivating purple silhouette

Olivia Dunne showcased the LSU gymnastics team's dazzling leotard, aptly named Velvet Dior, as the No. 3 Tigers notched their first away victory of the season, topping the Georgia Bulldogs 197.625-197.075 on Friday night.

LSU posted a picture of Dunne, who led off the floor exercise, modeling the leotard on Instagram.

The leotard was designed by assistant coach Ashleigh Gnat and Rheagan Courville, both former individual national champions at LSU. It drew inspiration from a Dior handbag and presented a captivating purple silhouette that caught everyone's attention.

"Now this is a leo I can get behind," one fan posted.
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The LSU gymnastics team, led by all-around senior Haleigh Bryant, demonstrated its prowess throughout the meet. Despite a challenging start, LSU’s athletes showed resilience and determination, making significant improvements as the competition progressed.

"This leo can’t get any better," a fan wrote
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Olivia Dunne’s LSU beat Georgia during team’s first away meet of the season

Despite the initial struggles on the uneven bars and the balance beam, LSU turned to floor, where the Tigers are the top-ranked team in the country, to take control over No. 19 Georgia.

On floor, after Olivia Dunne earned a score of 9.800, she was subsequently followed by Amari Drayton (9.825) and KJ Johnson (9.900). Aleah Finnegan, who went fourth, and anchor Kiya Johnson each scored 9.925, while Haleigh Bryant stood out with a 9.925.

In the final rotation, Bryant earned her first career perfect 10 on beam, becoming the first LSU gymnast to score a 10 on every event and the 14th in NCAA history.

Bryant, who has 20 career all-around titles, continues to shine. Her gym slam achievement, perfect 10s in all events, solidified her position as the No. 1 all-around gymnast in the country.

"One step at a time, 1% better each meet, and we’re gonna keep going," Bryant said after the event.
Haleigh Bryant continues to be ranked No. 1 in the country.
Haleigh Bryant continues to be ranked No. 1 in the country.

LSU coach Jay Clark acknowledged the initial hesitancy but commended the team’s ability to make adjustments and secure the win.

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