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COULD CUPPING BE WORTH A LOOK?

OLYMPIANS sporting purple marks that were the result of the ancient Chinese therapy called “cupping” have been a familiar sight in Rio. Popularised by A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow (who else?), the technique proved popular with swimmers, Michael Phelps included, and the US track and field team, many of whom reportedly use the approach to aid muscle relief.

The bizarre but increasingly popular ‘cupping’ ritual relies on suction to speed up recovery
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RIO 2016 COVERAGE MEN 6 100m 10 400m 14 800m 16 10,000m 20 Pole vault 22 Long jump 24 Discus 26 20km walk WOMEN 30 100m 32 400m 34 10,000m 36 3000m steeplechase 38 Heptathlon 42 Marathon 44 Triple jump 45 Shot put 46 Hammer NEWS 52 Hudson-Smith arrives on world stage 54 Rooney motivated by Yousif injury 56 Ultra runner’s continental challenge PERFORMANCE 58 Sports science latest 60 Coach Insight – Matt Yates 62 Safety in throws events RESULTS & FIXTURES 64 Results round-up 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 50 YOUNG ATHLETE Javelin thrower Bethany Moule 76 QUIZ CORNER Test your Olympic knowledge 82 DIP FINISH Shot champ out to change event’s image
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