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Kinanthropometric Aspects of Development of Maturity in Women Athletes

  • K. Märker
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Abstract

Six women athletes participated in the 2nd Olympic Games held in Paris in 1900 — representing 0.56% of the total number of contestants; 13 female athletes (4.4%) were entered for the 1st Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924. The XXII Olympiad in Moscow in 1980 boasted no fewer than 1,214 female contestants — 20.7% — and the XIII Winter Games in Lake Placid in the same year saw 271 (21.1%) female athletes (Tables 1 and 2). These figures clearly evidence the determination of female athletes to become involved with sports at the highest levels of achievement, be it in track events, shooting, swimming or gymnastics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Märker
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  1. 1.Sports Medical ServiceBerlinGDR

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