KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF LI YA SALTO CONNECTING STRADDLED JAEGER SALTO ON THE UNEVEN BARS

  • Yi Liu
  • Jihe Zhou
Keywords: 3-D photographic analysis, Kexin He, Li Ya Salto, straddled Jaeger salto, kinematics

Abstract

He Kexin, called the “UB princess”, is the only individual event grand slam winner on uneven bars of the Chinese Women's Gymnastics Team. Her special skill “Straddled Jaeger Salto with a 1/2 Turn to re-grasp HB (also called Li Ya Salto) connecting the Straddled Jaeger Salto” was videotaped and 3-D analyzed. The conclusive kinematic characteristics of this high skilled element can provide useful information for the technical training of coaches and athletes, and enrich gymnastic theories.
Published
2013-09-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities