View Full Version : Triple Jump Kinematic Data

Shawn Sorenson
08-01-2000, 10:20 PM
Hello All,

I am a mechanical engineering student from Rice University in Houston, TX,
with an extensive interest in sports biomechanics, particularly as applied
to horizontal jumping in track & field.

I have been doing studies of biomechanics in the triple jump since fall of
1996, at which time I performed an analysis of horizontal speed in
Jonathan Edwards' record leap from 1995. My work over the last 4 years
has culminated in a thesis project which is my current focus. In this
project, I hope to obtain and analyse as much horizontal velocity data in
the triple jump as possible.

To this end, I am searching for any and all such data from previous or
current studies. I have found little data of this type in published
work. However, I believe there must be a great deal of this data in
existence. Even if only I could locate position data, I could readily
derive the velocity data which I am interested in.

If anyone could provide me with information as to where I might locate
this type of data, I would be extremely appreciative. In addition, any
suggestions with regard to the collection of new data, or possible
research collaborations, would be welcomed.

I have posted a project webpage at:

which includes some of my previous relevant work. Further information on
my biomechanics studies may be found on Kangaroo's Triple Jump Online, at:

Thank you and best regards,

Shawn Sorenson, Rice University
Currently studying at the University of Queensland - Brisbane, Australia
[E-Mail] riceroo@rice.edu OR s803964@student.uq.edu.au
[WWW] http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~riceroo/tjol/
[Telephone] +61 7 3871 9723

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