KINEMATIC AND KINETIC STUDY OF RUNNING TECHNIQUE AT DIFFERENT HIGH SPEEDS IN BLIND PARALYMPIC AHTLETES

  • Amelia Ferro
  • J. Luis Graupera
  • Pedro Vera
Keywords: Biomechanics, blind athleles, kinemalics, kinelics, running, sprinting

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the running technique of the best five Spanish B1 Blind Paralympic Athletes, at different percentages of sprint velocity: 40, 60, 80 and 100. The results were compared with a control group of top performance sprinters, in order to provide coaches with useful information for the design of learning technique strategies and specific training programmes to improve their athletes' performance. Three-dimensional cinematographic techniques were used for the kinematic analysis. Two force platforms registered ground reaction forces (GRF) for the kinetic analysis. Kinematic variables show clear differences in skill level belween bolh groups. The dala of GRF explains the kinemalic resulls and reveallhe sprinlers' load pallern.