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Distance, Speed and High Intensity Characteristics of 0 to 24-Goal, Mixed and Women’s Polo

Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance, Wintec, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
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Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 8 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
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This dataset presents information pertaining to the spatiotemporal characteristics of Polo play from a 0 to 24-goal level. Data were collected by player worn GPS units, across a New Zealand Polo season. The dataset comprises observations from 466 chukkas of Polo, across mixed and women’s only Polo and is curated by cumulative player handicap. Data are presented for distance, speed and high intensity metrics, which have further categorised into five equine-based speed zones. The purpose of this dataset is to provide a detailed quantification of a range of Polo performance levels, advancing the scope and size of previous Polo literature that has employed GPS technology. This dataset may be of value to equine scientists and trainers, veterinary practitioners and sports scientists. View Full-Text
Keywords: polo; GPS; horse welfare; speed; distance polo; GPS; horse welfare; speed; distance
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Best, R.; Standing, R. Distance, Speed and High Intensity Characteristics of 0 to 24-Goal, Mixed and Women’s Polo. Data 2019, 4, 95.

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