A THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF MALE AND FEMALE ELITE SPRINT KAYAK PADDLERS

  • J. Baker
  • D. Rath
  • R. Sanders
  • B. Kelly
Keywords: 3D kinematics, sprint kayaking

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were technique differences between national level male (n=6) and female sprint kayak paddlen (n=4) to indicate whether the same coaching strategies could be used for men and women. It was found that, despite different boat velocities, male and female paddlen were not very different in some important technique variables. It was concluded that, until distinct differences are found in technique between men and women, these groups could be coached the same way.