Sprint acceleration of Olympic and Paralympic athletes: A comparative study and cluster analysis across multiple classifications (YIA)

Tom Oeppert*, Jonas Klein*, Steffen Riesterpatt, Marlen Schapschröer, Robert Rein, Bjoern Braunstein

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Introduction: Para athletics, particularly sprint disciplines, have gained significant societal importance in recent years. Despite Paralympic athletes approaching Olympic standards, notable disparities in the start and acceleration phase compared to their Olympic counterparts have been shown to drive existing performance gaps (Beck et al., 2022; Bezodis et al., 2020). However, a comprehensive analysis of these phases across multiple Paralympic classifications remains absent in the literature. Common training approaches predominantly emphasize classifications and corresponding impairments (Fletcher et al., 2021). The present study therefore investigates performance disparities, spatio-temporal parameters, and potential cross-similarities in whole-body kinematics across sprinters of different IPC classification codes and Olympic sprinters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the German Exercise Science & Training Conference : GEST:23
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationKöln
Publication date2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventOptimizing Training in Sports, Exercise and Health.: Jahrestagung dvs-Sektion Trainingswissenschaft - Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Köln, Germany
Duration: 09.11.202310.11.2023
Conference number: 16
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