Many divers wear Kinesio Tape on their backs. Kinesio Tape is used to help manage pain for a variety of bone, muscle, and joint issues.
What the devil is Kinesio tape? Those strips of Elastoplast-like stuff that could be seen on the backs of not a few of the Olympic divers yesterday, and at the moment it's all the rage with sportsmen of many disciplines.
It's kinesio tape, sort of an alternative to an elastic bandage:
K-tape, it helps to relieve sore muscles and joints
It is Kinesio tape, used for sore muscles, injuries, and healing. Many Olympic athletes have used it this year.
Called Kinesio tape and developed by a Japanese doctor more than 30 years ago, the adhesive strapping is designed to provide muscle and joint support without restricting movement.
It's Physiotherapy/Kinesiology tape, for support of injuries.
Its where their batteries go.
To proect their bones from breaking