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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part A

Ethiopian athletes` success with altitudinal variations, athlete’s distribution and regional states contribution on athlete’s production


Author(s): ERAGO Massresha Gebregiorgis and Kumar Kishore CK

Abstract: Different study results suggested that the dominancy of Ethiopian athletes on long and middle distance running related with specific factors of altitude, ethnic group, physiological condition and specific environment. But the reality was different from the above assumption. The objective of this study is to assess Ethiopian athletes` success with altitudinal variations, athletes distribution and regional states contribution on athletes production specifically the success of Ethiopian athletes in relation with motivation to achieve economic success, athletes training and living altitudes, training and competition area effects distance running and the current Ethiopian athletes altitude distribution. The study used mixed methods research designs and convergent Parallel research method. The researcher used questionnaire to collect the data. The demographic distribution related question forwarded to 326 sample athletes. The final result of the study indicated that the current Ethiopian athletes’ distribution based on altitude were different and more than eight regional states, Ethiopian athletes were not the same ethnic group and there were no majority group of area or regional state in Ethiopia. Almost all Olympic competition had been held on low altitude that held between 11m and 520 meter above sea level, except Mexico Olympic. All Ethiopian Olympic winners’ athletes came from high altitude area above 1600m. The current performance of Ethiopian athletes on athletics sport has been tested to prove by this research work that it is the personal effort of the athletes, not the help of modern training and infrastructure.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i3a.2511

Pages: 38-50  |  73 Views  12 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
ERAGO Massresha Gebregiorgis, Kumar Kishore CK. Ethiopian athletes` success with altitudinal variations, athlete’s distribution and regional states contribution on athlete’s production. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(3):38-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i3a.2511
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