Considerations for controlled competition landings in gymnastics: aggregated opinions of experts

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Geiblinger, Helmut and Dowden, Tony. 2015. "Considerations for controlled competition landings in gymnastics: aggregated opinions of experts." Science of Gymnastics Journal. 7 (3), pp. 47-58.
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Considerations for controlled competition landings in gymnastics: aggregated opinions of experts

ERA Journal ID214129
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGeiblinger, Helmut (Author) and Dowden, Tony (Author)
Journal TitleScience of Gymnastics Journal
Journal Citation7 (3), pp. 47-58
Number of Pages12
Year2015
PublisherUniversity of Ljubljana
Place of PublicationLjubljana, Slovenia
ISSN1855-7171
Web Address (URL)http://www.fsp.uni-lj.si/research/science_of_gymnastics/current_issue/
Abstract

Dismounts from apparatus containing multiple rotations, performed by elite gymnasts during competition, require great courage and virtuoso displays of precisely organized movements and skills. The dismount and landing leave the final impression in a routine and are often the key to a successful evaluation by the judges. Landings require precise body control and the skillful dissipation of substantial body momentum. The aim of this research study was to investigate landing techniques and strategies used by elite male gymnasts through the eyes of gymnastics experts. It drew from the accrued knowledge and experience of 21 male expert participants who were elite coaches, elite gymnasts, international judges or combinations of these. The experts made a number of subtle points, many of which are not in the extant literature. The experts highlighted concerns about safety and the study concluded that on-going monitoring of the rules on competition landings within the Code of Points (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, 2015) would be beneficial to the sport.

Keywordscontrolled competition landings, landing technique, landing strategies, optimal body segment coordination
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420799. Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
420701. Biomechanics
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School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
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