Relative age effect in olympic taekwondo athletes

Relative age effects refer to the effects of age differences among individuals who have been grouped together for a performance activity. This study aimed to investigate the relative age effect on Olympic Taekwondo athletes, in several Olympic Games, and in both sexes. The study sample consisted of 291 athletes who had competed in Atlanta, Sydney, and Beijing Olympic Games. The relative age effect was examined for the general distribution of athletes by quartile, for each of the individuals, and for male and female athletes. There were no discernable effects of relative age on Olympic Taekwondo athletes.
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Subjects: combat sport taekwondo age performance Olympic Games
Notations: training science combat sports
Tagging: relativer Alterseffekt
DOI: 10.2466/05.25.PMS.114.2.461-468
Published in: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Published: 2012
Volume: 114
Issue: 2
Pages: 461-468
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced