Comparson of Kinanthropometry Profile of Different Track and Field Athletes
- Running athletes,
- Body composition,
- limb length,
- Skinfold thickness
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Introduction: It is well recognized that the Anthropometry of physical traits is crucial for an athlete’s growth to achieve high performance in a particular sport. Knowledge of Kin anthropometry gives us the skills to measure different body parts, including weight, height; diameters, circumferences, and skin folds, and athletes are selected based on these measurements. Studies on the human body's physical qualities show that successful athletes have different morphological characteristics from the general population in terms of somatic traits. Methods: A total of 100 Track and Field athletes were included in this study. Among them 65 were male and 35 were female athletes with a mean age of 22.35 (± 3.23) yrs. 33 Short-distance runners, 33 Middle Distance runners, and 34 long-distance runners were included in the study. Participants’ length measurements like (i) Leg length (ii) Upper leg length (iii) Lower leg length Body Girths (i) Calf girth (ii) Thigh Girths ( iii) Hip Girths, Skeletal Diameters (i) Knee Diameters (ii) Ankle Diameter, Skin fold (i) Calf skin fold (ii) Thigh skin fold (iii) Abdomen were measured. Results: Mean and stranded deviation of height, weight, length measurement, body girths, skeletal diameters, and skin folds were measured and tabulated. The body composition of short, middle, and long-distance runners was Mesomorph – Endomorphic, Mesomorph – Mesomorphic, and Ectomorph – Mesomorphic respectively. Conclusion: The study concluded that anthropometrical characteristics were one of the most influential factors in determining good athletic Physical performances. Each sport possesses a different body type and anthropometric data plays a vital role in the selection of athletes.
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