THE COMPARSION OF CURVATURE RADIUS IN DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES

  • Ching-Wen Lee
  • Gin-Chang Liu
  • Der-Chia Lin
  • Chenfu Huang
Keywords: hammer throw, orbit, curvature radius

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the curvature radius of different performance (63.20m and 68.46m) of hammer throw. The subject, who is the present record holder in Taiwan, has 9 years of experience in hammer throw. Two Peak-Performance high-speed video cameras operating at 120Hz were used simultaneously to record the performances of the subject. The results indicated that the patterns were completely different between two performances of hammer throw. The better performance was more periodic than the other. Based on the results of this study, it has been suggested that other sport events that include aspects of rotation may also benefit by adjustment of the pattern from their curvature radius.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities