“It literally feels like you are a rocket coming off the wall,” said Phelps.
This makes me think of poor Oscar Pistorius. At what point does technological clothing provide enough of a competitive advantage to warrant it an "unfair advantage" that Pistorius is proposed to have?
I know, many countries will have access to the suits, which is different from a double amputee except for the most dedicated of competitors. If running on prostheses was such an advantage, why doesn't every sprinter have a surgeon and a stump wrapper in their contact list?
But just because everyone has the suit, it still raises a question of competition. Perhaps the swim suit could also come with flippers. Should all the marathon runners ride motorcycles this summer?
It might not be a bad idea considering the expected air quality in China!