A KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF AN ELITE FEMALE TRIPLE JUMPER

  • Hashem Kilani
  • Maher Alkilani
  • Carol Widule

Abstract

The long jump and the triple jump are the two horizontal jumping events in track and field. While a considerable amount of attention has been given to the analysis of the long jump only a few biomechanical research studies han been given to the analysis of the triple jump (Fukashiro et al., 1931, 1933,; Hay, 1975; Hay, Miller, 1J35; Knoedel, 1985; Ramey, 1982; Smith, Haven, 1980). None of these studies, however, has included the analysis of changes in a jumper's performance over time and none has included women triple jumpers. Hay and Miller (1985, p. 135) state that the paucity of research on the triple jump "is somewhat surprising, given that with three times as many takeoffs and landings the event makes much greater technical demand on those who compete in it than does the long jump."
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities