With the Olympic Games being officially open and thousand of news on infections and other dangers that might wait for the athletes keep popping out, Philadelphia University came up with an excellent idea to calm everybody down and designed special anti-microbial unisuits to provide an extra layer of safety for the athletes.
Mark Sunderland – a textile engineer created a unisuit for rowers, that are extremely lightweight and seamless, which will not interfere with athletes’ performance. Plus, these suits have one very important and significant feature for those competing in the waters: an anti-microbial finish. This special material is knitted into the suits and offers an extra layer of protection.
One of the athletes and rowers Chierika Ukogu is going to compete as Nigeria’s first ever Olympic Rower and will be wearing the green suit, which according to the woman fits so good, that she doesn’t feel it at all. The others are going to wear wear blue and white suits, which are also eco-friendly, and in order to make on there is not even one gram of waste.
But of course Sunderland warns, that the suits won’t be able to totally protect the swimmers from contamination in Brazilian waters, as it is not a medical device, but at least it will add an extra layer of safety for the competitors to successfully complete their performance!