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Adidas pioneer different togs for different strokes

Kiwis’ road to Rio: Adidas pioneer different togs for different strokes

The same technology used in creating the All Blacks’ World Cup winning jersey has been applied to the swimsuits that many of our athletes will wear in this year’s Rio Olympics.
Adidas unveil new swimsuits for Kiwi athletes at Rio 2016
The engineered swimsuits were designed by the same team who revolutionised the All Blacks RWC jersey.
The engineered swimsuits were designed by the same team who revolutionised the All Blacks RWC jersey.
Source: ONE News

The launch is a result of four years of development at Adidas and was trialled at an unveiling in Auckland today by some of our up and coming junior swimmers.

The new swimwear is an industry first for Adidas, who’ve pioneered designs with variations of suits for specific strokes.

They incorporate two types of material to reduce drag and special bands that help the body snap back into the correct position when swimmers launch from the starting blocks.

However, Lauren Boyle and Sophie Pascoe won’t race in the new suits – instead opting to continue their association with Speedo.