Growth and menarcheal status of elite female gymnasts.

  title={Growth and menarcheal status of elite female gymnasts.},
  author={Albrecht L M Claessens and Robert M Malina and Johan Lefevre and Gaston P. Beunen and V Stijnen and Hermine H Maes and F M Veer},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={24 7},
The growth and maturity status of 201 elite female gymnasts was considered. The subjects were participants at the 24 World Championship Artistic Gymnastics in 1987. In addition to age at menarche, weight, stature, biacromial, and bicristal breadths, the sitting height/stature ratio, and the Health-Carter anthropometric somatotype of gymnasts 13-20 yr of age were compared with reference data for a nationally representative sample of Flemish girls. Median age at menarche (probit analysis) in… CONTINUE READING

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