Biomechanical perspectives of competition landings in gymnastics

Geiblinger, Helmut (1998) Biomechanical perspectives of competition landings in gymnastics. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Dismounts from apparatus containing multiple rotations, performed by elite gymnasts during major competitions, require great courage and the highest level of movement precision. They also provide the final impression of a routine providing the key for a successfull outcome of its evaluation by the judges. The subsequent landings therefore require the dissipation of substantial body momenta and precision of body control. The purpose of this study was to describe the linear and angular kinematics, the temporal characteristics involved in the execution of landings, the identification of kinematic parameters crucial for controlled and stable landings, and the development of landing profiles.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Gymnasts, Gymnastics, Human mechanics, kinematics, human movement
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