THE BIOMECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TAKE-OFF TECHNIQUE IN THE LONG JUMP

  • Hongfeng Xu
Keywords: long jump, take-off, horizontal velocity transform rate

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the biomechanical characteristics of the take-off technique in the long jump of elite athletes. Problems experienced in the take off phase ultimately determine whether or not the outcome will be successful. Through documents, observation and statistical analysis, the performance of 21 elite athletes during the take off phase in the long jump event was compared with that of international long jump record holders. In order to determine the main characteristics of the take-off technique, biomechanical analysis was used. An objective evaluation of skills required for successful completion of the routine will be valuable for both athletes and coaches, seeking improvement in the execution of the long jump event.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities