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FINA disagrees with critics that new suit gives swimmers edge

Updated: April 8, 2008, 2:19 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- If the current trend continues, world records could become the norm after the International Swimming Federation ruled Speedo's new high-tech LZR Racer suit is legal.

The LZR has been worn for 18 of the 19 world records set since it was introduced in February. Critics have claimed the swimsuit makes competitors more buoyant, but FINA disagreed.

"There is no scientific proof that it helps somehow, to the best of FINA's knowledge," FINA told The Associated ...

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