THE IMPORTANCE OF ARM-SWING DURING FORWARD DIVE AND REVERSE DIVE ON SPRINGBOARD

  • Ken Yokoyama
  • J. Hagano
  • M. Fukushima
  • H. Yamamoto
Keywords: gymnastics, diving

Abstract

Introduction In the perfonnance of springboard dives from either the forward or reverse group, the competitor begins with an approach consisting of a minimum of 3 steps followed by a hurdle and take-off. To date, little, if any information of the approach, hurdle step, and take-off has been published in Japan (Miller, 1974, 1981, 1984). This study focuses on the performance of a top Japanese woman diver. Analysis of films provided a unique opportunity to study springboard diving perfonnances and to develop a data base on selected continuous temporal fonn and angles of the hurdle step and take-off of an elite female springboard diver.
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics