GRASGRUBER, Pavel, Zuzana HLAVOŇOVÁ, Lenka SVOBODOVÁ and Jan CACEK. THE PHYSIQUE OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC TEAMS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TALENT SELECTION. In Martin Zvonař, Zuzana Sajdlová. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Kinanthropology. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2017. p. 331-344. ISBN 978-80-210-8917-4.
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Authors GRASGRUBER, Pavel (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Zuzana HLAVOŇOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Lenka SVOBODOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Jan CACEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Brno, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Kinanthropology, p. 331-344, 14 pp. 2017.
Publisher Masarykova univerzita
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Original language English
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 30306 Sport and fitness sciences
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form electronic version available online
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14510/17:00102551
Organization unit Faculty of Sports Studies
ISBN 978-80-210-8917-4
UT WoS 000467203700034
Keywords in English Olympic athletes; physique; race; ethnicity; height; BMI
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Katarína Šimková, Ph.D., učo 453347. Changed: 9/8/2021 08:31.
In this study, inspired by the classical work of Hirata (1966), we compared body dimensions (height, weight, body mass index/BMI) of national male Olympic teams at the Summer Olympic Games 2000-2016. The results show that the national averages of height and BMI from the same regions are mutually similar. The mean height of Olympic teams is highly correlated with the mean height of young men in their native countries, and mean BMI values from certain regions show consistent tendencies. These data indicate that average physical characteristics of national Olympic teams reflect the body type prevalent in their native populations, which may have very important practical implications for talent selection strategies. A specific case is that of nations of the former Yugoslavia that have the tallest averages of height among all the Olympic teams and whose physical characteristics have been investigated within a separate anthropometric project.
FRVS/1030/2008, interní kód MUName: Multimediální učebnice pro terénní výuku
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Multimedial Textbook for the Field Work, F - Study Programmes Innovation
MUNI/A/1090/2016, interní kód MUName: Antropologický výzkum sportovního potenciálu v Dalmácii (Acronym: AntVyzSpPotDal)
Investor: Masaryk University, Anthropological Research of Sport Potential in Dalmatia, Category A
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