Improved safety in ski jumping.

  • Knut Wester
  • Published 1988 in The American journal of sports medicine

Abstract

Among approximately 2,600 licensed Norwegian ski jumpers, only three injuries that caused a permanent medical disability of at least 10% were incurred during the 5 year period from 1982 through 1986. When compared to the previous 5 year period (1977 to 1981), a dramatic improvement in safety is seen, as both number and severity of such injuries were markedly reduced. There are several probable reasons for this improved safety record: better preparation of the jumps, the return to using only one standard heel block, and the fact that coaches are being more responsible, especially with younger jumpers.

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@article{Wester1988ImprovedSI, title={Improved safety in ski jumping.}, author={Knut Wester}, journal={The American journal of sports medicine}, year={1988}, volume={16 5}, pages={499-500} }