KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF SHOT PUT IN ELITE ATHLETES – A CASE STUDY

  • Weimin Liu
  • Mingxuan Wang
Keywords: shot-put, kinematic, video filming

Abstract

This paper presented the application of biomechanics in the shot put. Three elite shot-putters was video recorded. By planar analysis, the following kinematic data have been discussed: (1) the loss of distance in performances, (2) the swinging span of the leg, (3) the height of the shot before the last effort, (4) the waving manner of the swinging arm, and (5) the influence of the differences between the velocity angle of the released shot and its optimum angle. The effects of the measured values of above parameters on performances and their mechanic causes were analyzed. The results of this study provided the information for improvement of performance in athletes.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities