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Old   August 13, 2008, 05:21
Default The Olympics, swimming: Not because of the suit...
Vanessa Phelps
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The British team goes only 8th after beating the Athens world record. The US team is 4s ahead. They commented: it is not because of the suit, Watch the race:

for the CFD article:

It is true, in swimming 99% of the race is won because of the motion rithm and the coordination breathing, arm, hips, legs, feet.

What do you think?

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Old   August 15, 2008, 01:14
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There is a research on this topic being conducted at George Washington University in the research group of Rajat mittal using immersed boundary methods.
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Old   September 9, 2008, 22:24
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It's the swimmers and the suits. At this level the swimmers are all pretty close in terms of technique so having the suits can make a difference.

It's the same in any sport which uses some form of equipment (bikes, tennis, golf, etc...).

If new equipment made no difference then the Tour de France would still be held on steel bikes with steel wheels, wooden tires, etc... Tiger Woods would use crappy $100 golf clubs (allthough he would still beat most of us with them).
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