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Custom suit bolsters paddle power

     Clothes may not make the man, but a tailor-made racing suit could help make champions of the Hong Kong Rowing Team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, next month.

     The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Institute of Textiles and Clothing developed the high-tech suits for the rowers. The one-piece shorts and vest combination is ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and breathable. The research, design and production of the racing suits cost about $700,000, all funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund. met the athletes at their final suit fitting session to discuss the suits' advantages and their preparations for the Games. The story appears on today (August 24) in both text and video format.

Ends/Sunday, August 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 09:20


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