SPORT INFLUENCE ON FOOTPRINTS OF COLOMBIAN´S POWERLIFTERS, SWIMMERS AND FIELD ATHLETES

  • Gómez Lessby
  • Franco Juan Manuel
  • Nathy Jhon Jairo
  • Valencia Edwin
  • Vargas Diana
Keywords: Foot, anthropometry, biomechanics, sport

Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the influence of sports on the characteristics of the footprint in sport practitioners of Powerlifting, Swimming and Field Athletics. The research was conducted in a population of 280 athletes, which were classified according to foot type, the type of forefoot and some anthropometric variables such as length and width of the footprint. The results showed a tendency to a cavus foot type, regardless of sport practiced, with a higher prevalence of these in practitioners of field athletics and swimming. It also showed a high percentage of asymmetric (right and left foot) and differences in the forefoot type, length and width of the footprint.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities