The somatotype characteristics of the female fencers


Ayan V.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, cilt.4, sa.3, ss.1741-1748, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1741-1748

Özet

In the study, it was aimed to determine the somatotype characteristics of the female fencers of the Turk Telekom Sports Club in Trabzon city, Turkey. 16 female fencers from Turk Telekom Sports Club in Trabzon participated voluntarily in the study. The age, height, weight, skinfold thickness, circumference, and width measurements of the fencers participated in the study were taken. Heath-Carter method was used to determine their somatotype. The statistical analyses of the measurements were carried out by using SPSS 13. The mean values of the age, height, and weight of the female fencers (n = 16) of the Turk Telekom Sports Club were found as follows; mean age 14 years old; mean height 154.17 +/- 10.88 cm; mean body weight 50.88 +/- 15.24 kg. The mean values of the somatotype components of the female fencers participated in our study from Turk Telekom Sports Club were found as endomorphy 4.08 +/- 1.25, mesomorphy 4.37 +/- 2.25, ectomorphy 2.55 +/- 1.62. We are of the opinion that our study, in addition to determining the somatotype characteristics of the female fencers, will also contribute to the studies carried out in this field.