ROTATION SCHEMES OF THE BEST FEMALE GYMNASTS IN THE WORLD

Authors

  • Flavio Bessi Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Department for Sport and Sport Science, Germany
  • Jan Pfeifer Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Department for Sport and Sport Science, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52165/sgj.10.3.401-411

Keywords:

laterality, rotational preference, rotation scheme, lateral consistency

Abstract

Worldwide trainers ask if there is a rotation scheme, which improves the gymnastics performance and/or facilitates the learning of the elements with longitudinal rotations. Although there are some surveys and scientific publications on it, we still are seeking for more data to understand the undergoing relationships within the rotation habits of high-level gymnasts. In a recent study, the Men’s Individual All‐Around finalists at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 were categorized using the current classification system of rotational schemes. This study aims first to categorize the Women’s Individual All‐Around finalists at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Furthermore; the analysis should help to improve the classification system by comparing both genders. We assume that the female rotation scheme should be more complicated due to the requirements of choreographic movements and gymnastic turns. In this context, the study aims to set a viable classification system for female gymnasts as well. The study revealed that 52% of the female finalists turn to the right while 48% prefer to rotate to the left after having crossed out the dance and gymnastic elements.

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2018-10-01

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Bessi, F., & Pfeifer, J. (2018). ROTATION SCHEMES OF THE BEST FEMALE GYMNASTS IN THE WORLD. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 10(3), 401-411. https://doi.org/10.52165/sgj.10.3.401-411

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