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Paralympic track sprinters

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Hi to all! What do you think about this?

A University of Colorado Boulder study demonstrates that when adjusting bends, Paralympic sprinters wearing left-leg prostheses are impeded more than competitors with right-leg removals - a burden that could cost them beyond a reasonable doubt in authority rivalry. 

The study demonstrated lower left-leg amputee competitors sprinting in within path of an indoor track kept running around 4 percent slower than competitors with right-leg removals. Taking into account that, the scientists appraise a 0.2 second contrast in an open air 200-meter race, said CU-Boulder Research Associate Paolo Taboga, boss study creator. 

"What astonished me the most was the vast impact that running within path of bend had on these tip top Paralympic sprinters," said Taboga of the Department of Integrative Physiology. "A 4 percent diminishment in rate amid a focused sprint occasion could mean the contrast between a gold award and no decoration by any stretch of the imagination." 

A paper by Taboga and CU-Boulder Professors Rodger Kram and Alena Grabowski, both in the Department of Integrative Physiology, was distributed in the Journal of Experimental Biology. 

For the study the CU-Boulder research group got 11 left or directly underneath the-knee amputee Paralympic sprinters, both men and ladies, from the United States and Germany, and also six non-amputee sprinters. The members were coordinated and shot running on a straight segment of an indoor oval track, running on the bend counter-clockwise (standard convention for olympic style events races) and running the bend clockwise.

Anna Bahnson Anna Bahnson 1600 Points

Thanks for posting-this topic seems like it could be great to collaborate with a math teacher.

Rob Rottler Rob Rottler 20 Points

Very interesting topic! This could be a experiment to work through in a physics class as there are A lot of different forces going into running around a track. It was cool to see the study look at running around a track clockwise and counterclockwise, and I couldn't believe how the different legged amputees had such an effect on the runners speed.

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