Asics signs athletes Jinson Johnson, T Gopi as brand ambassadors
The Japanese sportswear brand Asics has signed leading Indian athletes Jinson Johnson, T Gopi as its new sports brand ambassadors in the country.
The announcement was made at the brand’s Indranagar store in the city of Bengaluru. With the addition of these two world-renowned runners to its brand athletes roster, Asics is hoping jump in sales of its running gear in India.
Commenting on his association with Asics, Johnson in a statement said, "Asics has always been the support an athlete needs and has truly been a backbone in providing us the right gear to train our body and mind better and it gives me great pride with associating with a brand that is used by track runners worldwide.”
T Gopi added, "As runners, it is of the utmost importance that we wear the right shoes and gear for our races and Asics has the technology which caters to athletes all around the globe. I am excited to be an addition to that list.”
Sharing his thoughts on the brand’s association with these athletes, Rajat Khurana, managing director at Asics India said, "We as a brand have a history of supporting runners and as a marathon runner myself, I am excited to have both these world class athletes in our roster and we shall continue to add more in the coming days as we move closer to the Olympics."
Asics had earlier signed Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia as its brand athletes. Apart from partnering with athletes, Asics also plans to open 20 new stores during the 2020 financial year.
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