KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE TAKE-OFF IN ELITE CHINESE FEMALE HIGH JUMPERS

  • Hui Han
  • Guang Li
Keywords: high jump, women, take-off, speed, angle, joint

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the take off technique of female high jump athletes by biomechanical analysis. The score of the high jump event is usually decided by many factors such as horizontal velocity and vertical velocity of jump-off, duration of jump-off, change of joint angles. In order to determine the differences in performance between experienced Chinese and western high jump athletes, relevant factors were compared. From the data obtained in this study, valuable suggestions can be made to Chinese high jump athletes and coaches.