KINEMATIC TRENDS IN ELITE SPRINTERS

  • R. Mann
  • J. Kotmel
  • J. Herman
  • B. Johnson
  • C. Schultz

Abstract

During the 1982 and 83 outdoor track and field seasons, selected Olympic caliber men (n>15) and women (n > 20) sprinters (100m-400m) were filmed in up to five top level competitions. These athletes were subsequently biomechanically analyzed under a grant from the United States Olympic Committee. The purpose of this effort, termed the Elite Athlete Project, was to provide feedback to the involved athletes regarding their strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas of performance improvement.
Published
2008-03-27
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities