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History and Story Behind Inventions: Athletic Supporter or Jockstrap

About the story behind the invention of the athletic supporter or jockstrap, history and biography of inventor Parvo Nakacheker and his invention.

INVENTION: Athletic Supporter

INVENTOR: Parvo Nakacheker, Fin.

YEAR: Unknown

HOW INVENTED: He was a Finnish athlete "who did much of the pioneer work in developing ... the lowly athletic supporter." To put together an athletic supporter, more commonly called a jockstrap, he "devoted much time to the study of pure anatomy and the special demands of such an item."

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