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Polyurethane not suiting Phelps and co

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WORLD records galore have tumbled at the Swimming World Championships in Rome.

But the action has been overshadowed by the row about why all the records – 35 at the last count – have been falling.

Bodysuits made from 100% polyurethane (which I believe is also the main ingredient in a McNugget) have turned swimming into an equipment sport much like Formula 1.

To put it another way, if I was in a 100% polyurethane suit and Michael Phelps was in his birthday suit, I would have a decent chance of beating him.

But this is not the main swimsuit controversy in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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