Sporting Goods: Designed for the Best
With the Tokyo Olympics around the corner, Japanese sporting goods manufacturers are developing cutting-edge items for athletes and para-athletes. A super-light pair of running spikes helps a Japanese athlete beat the 10-second barrier for the first time. Robotics technology helps wheelchair athletes perfect their form while a tire manufacturer stabilizes a running prosthetic. Meanwhile a sock manufacturer has developed specialized designs for sport climbers, a new addition to the 2020 Olympics.