Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Release characteristics of shotput: A kinematic approach
Author(s): Arvind Kapur, Sheila Khomdramm Devi
Abstract: The Present study intended to find out the release characteristics of shotput: A kinematic approach. The aim of the study was to find the relationship between different kinematic variables with anthropometric variables of shot put with their performance. The sample consisted of 5 female shot putters in the age group of 17-24 years with the mean 19.20. The test item (parameters) selected for examined linear kinematics is Centre of Gravity and angular kinematic namely ( angle at right ankle joint, right knee joint, hip joint, right shoulder joint, right elbow joint and right wrist joint) were determined by using “Kinovea” software (version- 08.25). The statistical analysis Pearson Correlation was used for the study. The present finding towards, kinematic parameters are quite through provoking and noteworthy. The results have shown a significant relationship with selected kinematic variables i.e. angle of right elbow joint and performance of the performers are correlated in a positive direction (.945) at the significant level 0.05 whereas angle of right shoulder joint and performance of the performers has negative correlation(-.814) at the significant level 0.01. The result also exhibited that the other kinematic variables have insignificant relationship with performance of shotput.