Analysis of the speed of movement performance in the technical program of the national teams of russia and egypt in artistic swimming at the XXXII summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021 (2020)


Ola Amin Elsayed Mahmoud Amin Elsherif 1, 2
Dr. Hab., Professor V.R. Solomatin2
1Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
2Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE), Moscow

The aim of the study is to identify differences in the speed of movements when performing combinations of the technical program between the Russian and Egyptian artistic swimming teams at the 2020 (2021) Olympic Games.
Methodology and organization of the study. The scientific work was carried out on 16 athletes participating in the Olympic Games of 2020 (2021) of the Russian and Egyptian national artistic swimming teams.
Research results and conclusions. The study revealed that the Russian team was 44% faster than the Egyptian team, while performing 50% of the program at a higher speed – 1.5 movements per second, performing fewer movements at a higher speed. This allowed them to more clearly control the delay and arbitrary breathing during the execution of the technical program.

Keywords: аrtistic swimming, combinations of technical program, speed of movements.


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