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Facta universitatis - series: Physical Education and Sport
2013, vol. 11, iss. 1, pp. 9-21
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper

Prediction of the success of the basket to handstand on parallel bars based on kinematic parameters: A case study
aUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
bUniversity of Maribor, Pedagogical Faculty, High School for Sports Coaches, Maribor, Slovenia
cUniversity of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education



The aim of this research was to determine which kinematic parameters have the most important influence on success in performing the basket to handstand maneuver. The research sample consisted of fifteen attempts of the basket to handstand performed without a mistake and fifteen attempts performed with a medium or a big mistake according to the regulations. All the attempts were performed by a European and World Champion on the parallel bars, while the success of the attempts was scored by three internationally accredited sports gymnastics judges. The obtained results showed that the success of the analyzed element could be predicted based on the angular velocity of retroflexion in the shoulder joint, the shoulder joint center velocity and the angle of the shoulder joint during the first phase, then based on the body center of gravity (bcg) velocity, shoulder point velocity and the angle of the hip joint in the second phase and bcg velocity, angle of the shoulder joint and hip joint, and the size of the angular velocity of anteflexion in the shoulder joint in the third phase. The research model could, in general, be applied to all sports where the performance technique has an important influence on the final result.



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