The sports bra that revolutionized women’s sport

  • Holly Hunderrich
  • BBC News – Washington

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The first women’s sports bra appeared on the market in 1978 – now, its innovations have been introduced in the Hall of Fame of the US Inventors

The modern sports bra that supports women today, has started with a joke between two sisters about men’s underwear.

It was the summer of 1977 when Lisa Lindahl, a student at the University of Vermont, started running more than 48 miles a week.

The run was straightforward, but her underwear was not.

“The only unpleasant part of this sport was the lack of sufficient support for the chest,” says Lindahl.

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