A KINEMATIC STUDY OF THE SPRINT EVENTS AT THE 1999 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS IN SEVILLA

  • Amelia Ferro
  • Alicia Rivera
  • Itziar Pagola
  • Miguel Ferreruela
  • Alvaro Martin
  • Valentin Rocandio
Keywords: biomechanics, track and field, sprint events, kinematics, running

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the performance of the best athletes of the 100m, 200m and 400m sprint events at the World Athletics Championships Seville'99. Selected biomechanical variables were measured and the data obtained were provided to coaches and athletes so that they could be used in their training programming. The subjects of this study were eight men and eight women on each final. Athletes were filmed passing markers placed each 10 and 50m in the track by using two dimensional photogrammetry techniques. The results allow us to analyse in detail the several sections of each race and carry out an exhaustive comparative analysis of the athlete's performance at his race.
Published
2008-01-25