Olympic lightweight and open-class rowers possess distinctive physical and proportionality characteristics

  title={Olympic lightweight and open-class rowers possess distinctive physical and proportionality characteristics},
  author={Deborah Anne Kerr and William D. Ross and Karen Norton and Patria Hume and Masaaki Kagawa and Timothy Ackland},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={43 - 53}
Abstract Rowers competing at the 2000 Olympic Games were measured for 38 anthropometric dimensions. The aim was to identify common physical characteristics that could provide a competitive advantage. The participants included 140 male open-class rowers, 69 female open-class rowers, 50 male lightweight rowers, and 14 female lightweight rowers. Body mass, stature, and sitting height were different (P < 0.01) between the open-class and lightweight rowers, as well as a comparison group of healthy… 
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