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Updated October 2, 2007 

BC Science 10 Videos

Sports Motion Videos

This following represent just a few examples of human motion in sports. There is an incredible variety of different types of motion - studying these sports is a great way to begin your studies in kinesiology.

Bobsleigh Take-off

Movie Run Time: 0:06

This video shows how a bobsleigh team going from a standing start to high speed in a very short period of time.


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Triple Jump

Movie Run Time: 1:03

The triple-jump is very difficult and hard on the body - the athlete must reach high speed quickly, but then have strong enough legs to make large hops at that high speed.


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Long Jump

Movie Run Time: 1:00

Notice the strain on the body when watching the slow-motion version of this event.


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100 Metre Dash

Movie Run Time: 1:12

Do these guys ever stop accelerating?


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Hammer Throw

Movie Run Time: 2:12

A very interesting event in the sense that there are many different types of body motion going on.


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Interesting Shot-put Technique

Movie Run Time: 1:22

Just when you think you have the body motion figured out for a particular sport, someone pulls something weird like this!


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Pole Vault

Movie Run Time: 3:58

The motion involved in the pole vault is complicated with many different parts. If you have trouble understanding it, consider breaking the motion into parts. For example, you could start first with the approach, then work on the up-and-down motion as a separate part.


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Javelin

Movie Run Time: 0:52

The body motion for the javelin throw is very severe, it's a wonder these athletes don't hurt themselves more often.


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Further Information

Physics and Human Motion - we can learn alot from studying the human motion in sport.


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