Bodysuits rejected by FINA

July 24, 2009 7:49:09 PM PDT
French swimmers Amaury Leveaux and Aurore Mongel have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking last-minute approval of their TYR-manufactured bodysuits for the world championships.

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CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb said that the court had received the appeals on Friday afternoon and hoped to have a ruling on Saturday.

Traditional swimming events at Foro Italico begin on Sunday.

The TYR B8 was rejected by swimming governing body FINA last month, and the American company maintains the 100 percent polyurethane suit is essentially the same as the Jaked 01, which did meet FINA's standards.

On Friday, FINA passed a rule banning bodysuits, but it won't go into effect until after the worlds.

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