• Johanna Weber Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics, Bielefeld University,Germany; Institut für Sportwissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel,Germany



wheel gymnastics, body fat percentage, judges, competitive results, motivation


Motivation is a performance-limiting factor in sports. Thus, the relevance of motivation for performance in wheel gymnastics must be clarified. 203 German gymnasts were studied. Motivational differences were found between different disciplines and performance levels. Differences between performance levels were also present in groups grouped by discipline. Additionally, a connection was found between hope for success and body fat percentage as well as motivational factors and deductions to difficulty score. Several motivational aspects correlated with age. There were significant correlations between motivational factors and age at different performance levels. Results suggest that motivation might be relevant for the development of talent in wheel gymnastics


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