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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part B

Study on selected motor abilities between sprinter and basketball players

Author(s): Arup Mahato and Dr. Nita Bondopadhaya

Abstract: Athletics is an exclusive collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and walk running. The simplicity of the competitions, and the lack of a need for expensive equipment, makes athletics one of the most commonly competed sports in the world. In 1934 the first college games were staged in New York City’s Madison Square garden, and college basketball began to attract heightened interest. By the 1950s basketball had become a major college sport, thus paving the way for a growth of interest in professional basketball. Track and Field and basketball both are most attractive and popular game at present. In this article an attempt has been made to find out the differences on selected motor abilities between the sprinters and the basketball players. Total 30 subjects were selected for the study. Among the subjects, 15 were in sprinting group and15 were from basketball group. The subjects were in state level in both the disciplines. The sprinters were from Siliguri SAI Training center. The basketball players from Visvs-Varati, Santiniketan. The age of the subjects ranges from 16-19 years. The measured criterion for the study were the personal data and the data were also collected for the motor ability like sprinting speed from 50 yard dash, standing broad jump for leg explosive strength, and reaction time. The data were tabulated and‘t’ test was conducted. The finding on selected motor abilities of sprinters and basketball players, in sprinting performance the sprinters were significantly better than the basketball players and sprinters had better leg explosive strength than the basketball players.

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How to cite this article:
Arup Mahato, Dr. Nita Bondopadhaya. Study on selected motor abilities between sprinter and basketball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(4):63-65.
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