KINEMATIC AND KINETIC STUDIES ON MEASUREMENT OF ROWING TECHNIQUE
Keywords:biomechanic of racing
AbstractChina's rowing performance is good when compared with other Asian countries in Asia (e.g. Chinese athletes took away 7 of the 8 gold medals in the Xth Asian Games in 1986), but compared with world-class teams, there is still a long way to go. In the 1987 World Championships China won only bronze in the women's coxless four, and was only fourth of women's sculling in the World Youth Championships. In order to solve the problems in rowing technique, training and athletes-selection, a research group was set up and a series of studies were conducted on the rowing technique of elite Chinese rowers from national and some provincial teams. As a consequence, technical data, pictures and suggestions were provided, which have made contributions to the improvement of China's rowing performance.