Advertisement

Topics

A profile of 2008 Olympic Taekwondo competitors.

06:00 EST 2nd December 2010 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "A profile of 2008 Olympic Taekwondo competitors."

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of Olympic medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and compare these characteristics to those who competed but did not earn medals. We have also descriptively analysed the 2008 data in comparison to the 2004 data (Kazemi et al., 2009), and 2000 data (Kazemi et al., 2006) and summarized changes that were identified. This study as well as the last two studies did not find any statistically significant differences between winners and non-winners with regards to average age, weight, height and BMI. There are, however, some trends that were observed. Female winners were slightly younger, shorter, with greater BMI's versus non-winners. There was a significant decrease in frequency of warnings from 2004 to 2008. Unlike 2004, the 2008 Olympic Taekwondo competitors used more defensive kicks to score. These suggest a shift from aggressive tactics to score to a more conservative one.

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; email: mkazemi@cmcc.ca.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
ISSN: 0008-3194
Pages: 243-9

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [4073 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Visitors for the London 2012 Olympic Games: A Review of Attendees at Sexual Health Services.

Mass gatherings and large sporting events, such as the Olympics, may potentially pose a risk of increased sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission and increase burden on local STI services. T...

Caffeine Ingestion Increases Estimated Glycolytic Metabolism during Taekwondo Combat Simulation but Does Not Improve Performance or Parasympathetic Reactivation.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of caffeine ingestion on performance and estimated energy system contribution during simulated taekwondo combat and on post-exercise parasympathetic re...

THE RELATIVE AGE EFFECT IN COMBAT SPORTS: AN ANALYSIS OF OLYMPIC JUDO ATHLETES, 1964-2012.

-This study assessed the relative age effect (RAE) in judo athletes who participated in the Olympic Games from 1964 to 2012. The names and birthdates of the Olympic judo athletes were collected from o...

Comparison of Lower Limb Segments Kinematics in a Taekwondo Kick. An Approach to the Proximal to Distal Motion.

In taekwondo, there is a lack of consensus about how the kick sequence occurs. The aim of this study was to analyse the peak velocity (resultant and value in each plane) of lower limb segments (thigh,...

Zika is not a reason for missing the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: response to the open letter of Dr Attaran and colleagues to Dr Margaret Chan, Director - General, WHO, on the Zika threat to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Attaran and colleagues in an open letter to WHO expressed their concern about the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the threat posed by the Zika epidemic (Attaran 2016). We a...

Clinical Trials [1610 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Taekwondo for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

Objectives: To evaluate the effects of a novel adapted Taekwondo (TKD) training programme on skeletal development and motor proficiency in pre-pubertal children with developmental coordina...

Safety and Immunogenicity of Surface Antigen, Inactivated, Influenza Vaccine Using the Strain Composition 2008/2009

Annual trial for registration influenza vaccine with the strain composition for season 2008/2009

Phase IV Trial to Collect Safety Data and Sera for Immunogenicity Testing in Healthy Children Given Fluzone® Vaccine

To provide Centers for Biologic Evaluation and Research (CBER) with sera collected from healthy children receiving the 2007-2008 formulation of the inactivated, split-virion influenza vacc...

Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Fluarix™ (Influsplit SSW®) 2007/2008 in People 18 Years Old or Above

This study is designed to test the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of the Fluarix™/Influsplit SSW® containing the influenza strains recommended for the 2007-2008 season.

Safety and Immunogenicity of Influenza Vaccine (Surface Antigen, Inactivated) Ph.Eur, Formulation 2008-2009, When Administered to Non-Elderly Adult and Elderly Subjects

Annual trial for registration influenza vaccine with the strain composition for season 2008/2009

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Collections of systematically acquired and organized information resources, and usually providing assistance to users. (ERIC Thesaurus, http://www.eric.ed.gov/ accessed 2/1/2008)

Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope. Art & Architectural Thesaurus Online www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/ accessed 12/18/2008

Voluntary authorization by a person not of usual legal age for diagnostic or investigative procedures, or for medical and surgical treatment. (from English A, Shaw FE, McCauley MM, Fishbein DB Pediatrics 121:Suppl Jan 2008 pp S85-7).

The study of the physical, chemical, hydrological, and biological aspects of fresh water bodies. (EPA Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms [Internet] US Environmental Protection Agency [cited 2008 Sep 25] available from http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/aterms.html)

The first highly specific serotonin uptake inhibitor. It is used as an antidepressant and often has a more acceptable side-effects profile than traditional antidepressants.

Quick Search
Advertisement
 
DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topic

Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as nurses and physical the...


Searches Linking to this Article