BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF BACK HANDSPRING TO BACKWARD SALTO WITH TRIPLE TWIST IN GYMNASTIC FLOOR EXERCISE

  • Ying Liu
  • Qi Yan
  • Xin Ma
  • Ge Wang
Keywords: gymnastics, kinematics, backward salto, triple twist

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The degree of difficulty in gymnastic movements has increased dramatically during the last 30 years, a fact is which is unimaginable to those not skilled in the art. For the gymnast, practice of a new movement is one of the most important ways to learn a new skill. The discipline of Sports Biomechanics can provide the knowledge to increase the efficiency of learning. The purpose of this study was to provide biomechanical analysis of their technique in order to identify specific characteristics and problem areas so that the skill can be mastered in as short a time as possible.