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    Université de Fribourg

    The faster, the better? Relationships between run-up speed, the degree of difficulty (D-score), height and length of flight on vault in artistic gymnastics

    Schärer, Christoph ; Lehmann, Thomas ; Naundorf, Falk ; Taube, Wolfgang ; Hübner, Klaus

    In: PLOS ONE, 2019, vol. 14, no. 3, p. e0213310

    On vault in artistic gymnastics, a high run-up speed is thought to be important when performing difficult vaults. To test this assumption in a large cohort of elite athletes, we calculated the correlations between the run-up speed, scores, height and length of flight for handspring-, Tsukahara- and Yurchenko-style vaults and compared the performances of male and female elite and junior...