BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF D. ROBLES, WORLD RECORD HOLDER AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION IN 110 M HURDLES

  • José Luis López
  • Josep Maria Padullés
  • Helena Josefin Olsson
Keywords: Athletics, race, kinematics, strength, performance

Abstract

A biomechanical analysis of the athlete Dayron Robles’ hurdle race was carried out using state-of-the-art technology, along with the Spanish record holder Jackson Quiñónez. Robles is a world record holder and an Olympic champion in the 110 metre hurdles. Kinematic data is provided, which offers a detailed analysis of Robles’ hurdle race and is related to his performance in strength tests. We reach the conclusion that the high levels of reactive strength, with very short ground contact times, are Robles’ main characteristics in comparison with Quiñónez. In addition, an excessive flight time over the hurdle was noted which his trainer, on being made aware of the results of this research, has managed to correct.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities