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The influence of touchdown conditions on high jumping performance

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posted on 15.12.2017 by Matthew P. Greig
Thirty years after Dick Fosbury's triumph at the Mexico Olympic Games the Fosbury flop remains the sole technique used by the world's high jumping elite. The introduction of the flop technique was the most recent landmark in the technical evolution of the high jump. Much speculation has concerned the optimum high jumping technique. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of approach parameters on jump height performance, and to determine the optimum approach parameters for an elite male high jumper. This was investigated both experimentally and theoretically. [Continues.]

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Sports Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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© Matt Greig

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/

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1998

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A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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