Performance Analysis and the Effect of Anthropometric Characteristics on the Sports Performance of Rhythmic Gymnasts



Tan, Elaine Ee Leng (2016) Performance Analysis and the Effect of Anthropometric Characteristics on the Sports Performance of Rhythmic Gymnasts. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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The purposes of this study were: (i) to determine the anthropometric characteristics associated with successful sport performance in both junior and senior categories of rhythmic gymnastics performance and (ii) to determine and compare the strength and weaknesses in difficulties and execution penalties in both junior and senior categories of Rhythmic Gymnasts. A total of 17 rhythmic gymnasts from two categories were recruited in this study: junior (n= 9) and senior (n=8) during the National Championship 2014 competition. The data of anthropometrical measurements including weight, height, sitting height and body composition analysis were collected. The performance in rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon during competition was recorded and further analysed using ‘Sports Code Game Breaker’ software. Results shown there were no significant relationship between all the anthropometric measurements and performance score in both categories of gymnasts (p<0.05). Therefore, the hypothesis I is accepted. The comparison of dance steps, jumps, balances, pivots and penalties between junior and senior rhythmic gymnasts. No significant difference was found between groups (p>0.05) except pivot in hoop routine (p = 0.034) and dance steps in clubs routine (p = 0.024). Therefore, hypothesis II was rejected. In conclusion, we can conclude that the anthropometric measurements does affect the rhythmic gymnastics performance scores but the skills level and technique of a gymnast is very important for all gymnasts to be successful in the sport. Key words: Rhythmic Gymnastics, Performance Analysis, Performance Scores, Anthropometric Measurements

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Science > Physiology
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure > Sports
Faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 03:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 08:16