Optimising landing strategies to minimise injury risk during gymnastics landings

M. T. G. Pain, C. Mills, M. R. Yeadon

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Landing from a dismount in Artistic Gymnastics aims to reduce the velocity of the mass centre to zero without taking a step, hop or jump after initial foot contact. The gymnast must trade off increased technical difficulty with decreased probability of a successful landing and increased risk of injury. Optimising landing technique using a computer simulation model of a gymnast and landing mat could be a useful tool when attempting to safely assess injury risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S200
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Issue numberSupp 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventXXI Congress, International Society of Biomechanics - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1 Jul 20075 Jul 2007


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