The US women’s water polo team won a gold medal, beating out Spain, and as you may have seen through NBC’s underwater cameras, the game—with underwater thrashing, players tearing at competitor’s suits– can be a rough one. So rough, in fact, that the underwater angles made for some accidental R-rated viewing after a few female players’ suits were tugged too sharply by opponents. In general, specially-designed water polo suits are supposed to minimize the chances of that happening. With a half zip in the back to make the suit fit closer to the body, the US team uses Turbo suits ($65) that are made of a thicker, denser material that has less stretch than regular suits.
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