Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 2, No. 2, 1990
Anthropometric Measurements Variation among Top Sportsmen in Different Sports / Abdelwahab M. El-Naggar
The purpose of the study was to compare various anthropometric measurements of top sportsmen playing soccer, basketball, Volleyball, handball, swimming, and track and field, and to analyze chronological and sports ages effects. Subjects were 84 first class Saudi players. Variables were 29: 16 circumferences and 10 lengths of body parts, in addition to chronological and sports ages and the sport played. Results showed that chronological age is more related to lengths, while sports age is more related to circumferences. Handball players were superior to soccer, Volleyball, track and field, and swimming players in circumferences. Basketball players were superior to soccer, Volleyball, track and field, and swimming players in some circumferences and some lengths.