International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 4, Special Issue 2
Has the false start detecting machine affected the reaction time and performance of sprinters
Author(s): Ajith Mohan Kuttapa Nair Radhamani, Anil Kumar Narayanan and Margrette Leena Valsala
Reaction time is considered an important determinant of success in sprint events. Indeed, a good start can make the difference between winning a gold medal and losing one in the attempt to get out of the blocks as fast as possible; athletes try to react quickly to the start signal. However, during competitive races, anticipation of the starter’s gun may result in a false start. The aim of this study was to determine how far the false dictating machine has influenced the reaction time of school male and female athletes in sprint event, more specifically, are athletes more cautious because there is a greater risk of disqualification. Essentially, the study would be supported if consistent differences were apparent in the reaction time of high level athletes when competing under the sensor technology. The performance times and reaction time of sprinters’ competing in school championships in athletics were analyse. Overall, the reaction time was significantly different in athletes competing in the competition had, on average, slower in the performance.
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Ajith Mohan Kuttapa Nair Radhamani, Anil Kumar Narayanan, Margrette Leena Valsala. Has the false start detecting machine affected the reaction time and performance of sprinters. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2S):41-44.