PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF CANOE SLALOM: PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AT CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER (CIWW)
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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The main aim of this study was to investigate performance indicators associated with negotiating a canoe slalom competition course at Cardiff International White Water centre. This research was necessary due to the comparably large gap in performance data within the sport when considered alongside other paddle sports and similar disciplines within alpine skiing. It was also considered that canoe slalom research should follow a development path similar to that in alpine skiing; combining detailed biomechanical analysis with performance data to produce in-depth competition analysis. Using previous research by Hunter et al. (2007; 2008) for guidance, a lapsed-time time-motion analysis system was used to record data from competition runs of a UK Slalom premier division competition (n = 114). Aspects of performance were analysed from a general and paddler category perspective, allowing discussion on key course sections and gates to be made. Whilst much of the data produced was specific to the competition venue, some generalisable results were produced; which allowed for comparison to previous research. Amongst other findings it was indicated that slalom gates requiring line selection through surging river features challenged paddlers most. This study served as an example showing that large amounts of data from canoe slalom competition can be collected and analysed, producing discussion on course aspects that will be useful to future competitors
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