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Body configuration in multiple somersault high bar dismounts

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posted on 20.07.2011 by David G. Kerwin, Fred Yeadon, Sung-Cheol Lee
An 11-segment three-dimensional simulation model was used to modify the body configurations of eight gymnasts performing multiple somersault dismounts during the Men's High Bar competition in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Four layout double somersault performances were modified to change a characteristic backward arch to a straight body position. This modification reduced the somersault rotation by 0.03 to 0.10 somersaults. Four tuclced triple somersault performances were modified so that the thigh abduction angle was reduced to zero. This modification resulted in underrotations ranging from 0.01 to 0.34 somersaults depending on the amount of thigh abduction in the original movement. The additional angular momentum needed for successful completion of the modified movements was small in general and in no case greater than 13%.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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KERWIN, D.G., YEADON, M.R. and LEE, S-C., 1990. Body configuration in multiple somersault high bar dismounts. Journal of Applied Biomechanics (formerly International Journal of Sport Biomechanics), 6 (2), pp. 147-156.

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© Human Kinetics

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

1990

ISSN

1065-8483;1543-2688

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en

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