Comparative study of anthropometric characteristics among the jumpers
The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare the anthropometric measurements among the different groups of jumpers. 40 (10 high jumpers, 10 long jumpers, 10 triple jumpers, 10 pole vaulters) male university level jumpers were assessed during the All India Inter University Athletic Meet. The age of athletes was between 18 to 25 years. All the athletes were measured for height, weight, lengths of body parts, diameters of body parts and circumferences of body parts. One-way ANOVA revealed that the significant differences were reported in height (p<0.05), weight (p<0.05), sitting height (p<0.05), body mass index (p<0.05), length measurements (p<0.05), diameters of body parts (p<0.05) and circumferences of the body parts (p<0.05) among the different groups of throwers. Post-hoc analysis revealed that high jumpers were the tallest among the jumpers. The long jumpers were heaviest among the all jumpers. In the same way the high jumpers had highest sitting height and length measurements among different groups of jumpers. The long jumpers had highest circumferences among the different groups of jumpers.