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Inter-and intra-individual analysis in elite sport: pistol shooting

Ball, Kevin and Best, Russell and Wrigley, Tim (2003) Inter-and intra-individual analysis in elite sport: pistol shooting. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 19 (1). pp. 28-38. ISSN 1065-8483

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Abstract

Research into the relationship between body sway, aim-point fluctuation, and performance in pistol shooting has been inconclusive. The present study reexamined this relationship on an interindividual basis, as done in previous studies, and via intraindividual analysis, not previously examined. Five elite pistol shooters performed 20 shots similar to competition conditions. For each shot, body-sway parameters and aim-point fluctuation parameters were quantified for the time period 1 s to shot. An AMTI LG6-4 force plate was used to measure body-sway parameters, while a SCATT shooting analysis system was used to measure aim-point fluctuation and shooting performance. Multiple regression analysis indicated that body sway was related to performance for one shooter, aim-point fluctuation was related to performance for three shooters, and body sway was related to aim-point fluctuation for four shooters. These relationships were specific to the individual, with the strength of association and parameters of importance being different for different shooters. However, interindividual analysis indicated that only aim-point fluctuation was related to performance. It was concluded that body sway, aim-point fluctuation, and performance are important in elite level pistol shooting, and performance errors at the elite level are individual-specific. Individual analysis should be a priority when examining elite level sports performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: shooting, pistols, elite athletes, equilibrium, achievement, comparative studies, multiple regression analysis, aiming
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 03:46
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2011 01:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1167
DOI: SPHS-878200
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Citations in Scopus: 9 - View on Scopus

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