BIOMECHANICS ANALYSIS OF FORWARD HANDSPRING AND SALTO STRETCHED WITH 5/2 TWIST IN VAULTING

  • Xiaoxin Zhang
  • Wenshou Li
Keywords: angular momentum, Coriolis’s moment of inertia momentum, conical-curve movement of the legs in opposite direction

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide biomechanical analysis of the vault, Handspring Forward and Salto Forward Stretched with 5/2 Twist (Vault Number 2538). This routine was considered one of the most superior moves in recent international gymnastics competitions. It has a high degree of difficulty and its execution results in a base score of 10. In this paper, analysis of the Conservation of Angular Momentum was obtained. In addition, Coriolis’s moment of inertia momentum and conical-curve movement of the legs in opposite direction of this movement was calculated to obtain the technique for approach and for technical requirements. The data collected would provide information for athletes in their training.
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Coaching and Sports Activities