BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEN'S JAVELIN THROWN AT THE 21st SOUTH EAST ASIAN GAMES

  • Wei Xie
  • Kong Chuan Teh
  • John Tan
  • Michael Koh
  • Mohd Safrushahar Yusoff
  • Noor Azuan Abu Osman
Keywords: javelin, analysis, south-east, asian

Abstract

A three-dimensional video analysis was performed on four finalists in the javelin throw of the 21st South East Asian (SEA) Games. The release parameters of the performances of the men's javelin finals are presented in this paper. The performance parameters were compared with that of the 19th SEA Games (Xie et ai, 2001) to evaluate if improvements were made. The release parameters were also compared with the 1995 World Championship reported by Morriss et al (1997) to provide an international perspective for the level of performance. The data collected from this SEA Games facilitated the comparison between the South East Asian athletes and the world-class athletes to provide an international perspective of sports performance.