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Comparison of anthropometric parameters among Iranian and Spanish water polo players


Nekooei, Pooya and Majlesi, Sara and Sharifi, Gholamreza and Tengku Kamalden, Tengku Fadilah and Nekouei, Paria (2016) Comparison of anthropometric parameters among Iranian and Spanish water polo players. Russian Open Medical Journal, 5 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2304-3415


The purpose of this study was to compare the anthropometric parameters between Iranian and Spanish water polo national team players. Material and Methods ― The research was conducted in the physiological laboratory of Isfahan Azad University. Participants who participate in this study were 44 male national water polo players (22 Iranian and 22 Spanish), age 22±2 years old (Mean±SD). For the aim of this study twenty anthropometric parameters that was more important for water polo was measured and analysis. All the parameters were measured base on the international standard of anthropometric parameters (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry – ISAK). For analysis data, normal distribution of the data was proved by Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and then comparison between two groups was done by t-test. Results ― The results showed a significant difference in seven anthropometric parameters contain body fat percentage (P=0.031), biliocristal breadth (P<0.001), wrist breadth (P<0.001), chest girth (P=0.021), mid-thigh girth (P=0.019), palm length (P<0.001) and height (P=0.032). Conclusion ― Spanish players with relatively higher underlying levels of anthropometric parameters compare to Iranian water polo players had stronger ability to control the ball with the bigger palm and bigger wrist breadth, also they had stronger ability to do water vertical jump, cause of higher value of biliocristal breadth and mid-thigh girth and also stronger throwing the ball because of bigger muscle on their chest part of their body. However, Base on this study, having longer hands, more muscular body than fat and taller stature is an advantage for the players because it is considered to be a useful parameter in water polo.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.15275/rusomj.2016.0204
Publisher: Limited Liability Company
Keywords: Anthropometry; National player; Water polo
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 14:25
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55334
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