EUGENE, Ore. -- Loree Smith is a Eugene resident and Olympic qualifier in the hammer throw.
When she's competing in the hammer throw, she tosses aside the tight-fitting uniform bottoms for a dress or a skirt.
"I just really like it, and it brings out my personality into the hammer," Smith said. "I've tried skirts and dresses. I love them all."
On Saturday, Smith qualified for Beijing with a throw of more than 220 feet.
"Well I have tried a couple of the different uniforms and I just like this one plays with centrifugal force of the turns and I look really good in it."
Smith decides what to wear for each competition as if she's getting ready for a fancy cocktail party.
"I like the skirt," she said. "The dress is a little more formal -- for the actual finals."
So what can we expect her to be wearing when she goes for the gold?
"There's a couple of different uniforms to try on," Smith said. "I might try the buns or the hot shorts. We'll see which ones I like."