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Series on BIOMECHANICS   ISSN 1313-2458
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Z-scores and motor ability profile of 13-18 years old taekwondo athletes
S. Ilieva-Sinigerova, B. Zlatev, M. Konchev, K. Kolev
Abstract: The development of the basic motor skills can vary depending on the age. However, favourable environmental conditions need to be provided to ensure the development of the basic motoric features of young athletes. The sport of taekwondo requires the ability to produce the maximum strength, speed, endurance, agility and flexibility in a short time and a high level of sportive performance.
The study included 68 taekwondo ITF athletes from 8 local taekwondo clubs in Bulgaria. Fundamental parameters of anaerobic capacity were assessed.
The purpose of the present study was to compare motor abilities in young male and female Bulgarian taekwondo athletes.
The results showed that males demonstrated higher value in strength than females. At the age 13-18 taekwondo athletes’ males had demonstrated higher level of motor ability.


Series on Biomechanics, Vol.35 No.1 (2021),9-13

Keywords: Taekwondo, motor ability, 1318-year-old athletes
Date published: 2021-04-04
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