A 3D KINEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF LONG JUMP IN THE “GOLD MEETING RIO OF ATHLETICS 2007”

  • Ricardo M. L. Barros
  • Luciano A. Mercadante
  • Jerusa P. Lara
  • Caio B. Sakalauskas
  • Márcio Prudêncio
  • Sergio A. Cunha
  • Tiago G. Russomano
  • Milton S. Misuta
Keywords: biomechanics, sport, kinematical analysis, long jump

Abstract

This study was based on the 3D kinematical analysis of long jump in an official competition of the International Association of Athletics Federation. A six camera kinematical analysis system was used to reconstruct the 3D coordinates of eighteen points, modeling the athlete’s body with the follow segments: head, trunk, arms, forearms, thighs, calves and feet. Several performance variables concerning the center of mass trajectories and velocities were used to characterize and compare the individual jumps. Descriptive statistics was used to compare the results obtained with those found in the literature.
Published
2007-12-12