CORRELATION BETWEEN SELECTED KINEMATIC PARAMETERS AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM IN BACKWARD SOMERSAULTS

  • Zeljko Hraski
Keywords: gymnastics, somersaults, trajectory, angular momentum

Abstract

In this paper, on the base of correlation analysis applied on the biomechanical data extracted from the execution of seven different types of backward somersaults, functional relations among parameters responsible for defining the CG trajectory and angular momentum have been analyzed. The obtained results show that average angular momentum in the flight phase was greater with the greater horizontal and lower vertical velocity at take-off and lower value of the flight height.