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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part H

Development of performance in sprinting events in last 10 summer Olympics


Author(s): Moupali Mishra and Neptune Ghosh

Abstract: The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. In athletics and track and field, sprints (or dashes) are races over short distances. There are three sprinting events which are currently held at the Summer Olympics and outdoor World Championships: the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters. In the present study, the researchers were intended to investigate the performance development in sprinting events in last 10 summer Olympics. For the purpose of study, researchers have considered top 5 performers from the final round of each summer Olympic from the year 1980 to 2016 in 100m, 200m & 400m running events. On these three sprinting events (100m, 200m & 400m), running speed (sec./m) of the top 5 performers have been selected as the variables. Related supportive data were collected from different related websites. From the study, it has been concluded that the development of performance in sprinting events of both male and female is not continuous in last ten Olympics. There were continuous development in sprinting events only from 1980 to 1988 Olympic. In 2000, performance in every sprinting event has fallen down. In 2012, performance in every sprinting event has increased highly. In 2016, performance in every sprinting event has decreased than the previous Olympic except 400m men.

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How to cite this article:
Moupali Mishra, Neptune Ghosh. Development of performance in sprinting events in last 10 summer Olympics. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):440-445.
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