Talent in Female Gymnastics: a Survival Analysis Based upon Performance Characteristics.

  title={Talent in Female Gymnastics: a Survival Analysis Based upon Performance Characteristics.},
  author={Johan A Pion and Matthieu Lenoir and Barbara F R Vandorpe and Veerle I Segers},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={36 11},
This study investigated the link between the anthropometric, physical and motor characteristics assessed during talent identification and dropout in young female gymnasts. 3 cohorts of female gymnasts (n=243; 6-9 years) completed a test battery for talent identification. Performance-levels were monitored over 5 years of competition. Kaplan-Meier and Cox Proportional Hazards analyses were conducted to determine the survival rate and the characteristics that influence dropout respectively. Kaplan… CONTINUE READING

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