Canada unveils maple leaf-inspired Olympic wrestling singlets

Wrestling Canada has posted photos of the singlets that will be worn by the Canadian wrestling team at the Rio Games.

Not surprisingly, the country’s preeminent symbol – the maple leaf – is featured prominently.

This is the first year that countries are allowed to deviate from the traditional scheme of one red singlet and one blue singlet, allowing athletes to wear colors more representative of their nation. Canada has opted for red and black as their two colors.

Canada will have eight wrestlers competing in Rio, including one participant in all six women’s weight classes.

USA Wrestling released photos of their singlet designs last week.