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Sports 2015, 3(1), 30-39; doi:10.3390/sports3010030

The Progression of Male 100 m Sprinting with a Lower-Limb Amputation 1976–2012

Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB, UK
Academic Editor: Eling Douwe de Bruin
Received: 24 October 2014 / Revised: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 12 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
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Abstract

Sprinting with a lower-limb amputation over 100 m has taken place in the Paralympic Games for over three decades. The aim of this paper is to statistically evaluate the performances and participation levels of such athletes during this period. The level of performance improvement over a 36-year period was proposed to be significantly greater than the able-bodied equivalent. Coupled with this, a major spike in amputee running performance improvement was shown to occur from 1984–1988. This supports previously recorded accounts of a major technological change being made at this time. Finally, whilst the average performance of the medallists has increased consistently over the 36-year history, the overall participation in the event fell significantly after 1988 and did not recover until 2012. View Full-Text
Keywords: amputee; sprinting; Paralympic Games amputee; sprinting; Paralympic Games
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Dyer, B. The Progression of Male 100 m Sprinting with a Lower-Limb Amputation 1976–2012. Sports 2015, 3, 30-39.

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