Korean archer Kim Je-deok just lately gained two gold medals on the 2020 Summer season Olympics in Tokyo, utilizing a graphene-enhanced bow.
The bow was the creation of Korean sports activities tools producer Win&Win. The Firm’s’ WIAWIS model of bows additionally contains aluminum bows, and the athletes reportedly selected between aluminum and graphene bows primarily based on their preferences.
Graphene bows, in response to studies, are so versatile that they are often bent and returned to their authentic shapes with out dropping their efficiency high quality.
The studies added that Win&Win beforehand made bows utilizing carbon nanotubes as their flagship merchandise, however changed them with graphene. Graphene bows are mentioned to be 60% extra sturdy and 20% extra shock-absorbing than carbon nanotubes.
Graphene was additionally utilized by Win&Win to fabricate a line of bicycles that Korean nationwide monitor bicycle owner Lee Hye-jin selected to journey within the 2020 Summer season Olympics, in response to the studies. The fabric minimizes the shock felt by cyclists whereas using, permitting the athletes to keep up steady management. Six different Tokyo Olympians, together with these from Denmark and Switzerland, additionally selected to make use of Win&Win’s graphene bicycles.