"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part A
Importance of crouch start techniques among sprinters for development of speed: A study
Author(s): Dharavath Balu Mahendra and LB Laxmikanth Rathod
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to find the difference in speed among Medium Start and Elongated Start in Sprints. The sample for the present study consists of 50 Male Sprinters of Hyderabad District between the age group of 16 to 18 Years. The 50 M Run is used to assess the speed in Medium Start and Elongated. The 50 M Run Test is conducted in Medium Start in crouch position with the Starting Blocks for 25 Male Sprinters and on next day another 25sprinters in Elongated start position by the Qualified Technical Officials. The results of the study shows that in Medium start timing is faster than the Elongated start in 50 M. Sprinters use blocks to achieve an explosive start in competitive events.By using the starting blocks, the sprinters can assume a sloping body position, which lifts your centre of gravity and helps you to reach maximum velocity in the shortest period of time. The blocks also abbreviate the distance between your start position and a correct and balanced running gait. It is concluded that medium start is faster in speed compare to the elongated t start. Hence it is recommended medium start is good for sprinters to enhance the performance.