COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF YANG HAK-SEON VAULT AND TSUKAHARA 1260 VAULT IN GYMNASTICS

  • Cheol-Hee Park
  • Young-Kwan Kim
  • Ji-Yong Joo
Keywords: Yang-1, Yang-2, vault, gymnastics, kinematics

Abstract

The study was a single-subject study on the top-elite vaulter in the world. This study was purposed to compare kinematic differences between Yang Hak-Seon vault (Yang-1) and Tsukahara 1260? vault (Yang-2) performed by Yang Hak-Seon. Fourteen high-speed cameras were used to capture a whole body segment motion of Yang-2 vault during the practice session. Yang-1 vault showed faster CM vertical velocity until the vault table takeoff and faster CM horizontal velocity prior to the vault table touchdown. However, the trunk rotation angle and its angular velocity of Yang-2 vault exceeded Yang-1 vault significantly. This might be due to a half turn off the springboard onto the vault table of Yang-2 vault, which resulted in larger initial angular momentum at the vault table touchdown and further increase in angular velocity during the vault table contact.
Published
2014-10-07
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities