Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 9 - 2020
Anthropometric and Physical-Conditional Potentialities of Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities for the Practice of Special Olympics Athletics
C Daniela Milagros Palacio González1, C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms1* and C Yoel Morales Cuellar2
1Titular Teacher, Faculty of Physical Culture, Central University, Marta Abreu¨ from Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba
2Associate Professor, Education Faculty, Santiago de Cali University, Cuba with 2Associate Professor, Education Faculty, Santiago de Cali University, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms, Titular Teacher, Faculty of Physical Culture, Central University, Marta Abreu¨ from Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba.
Received: July 18, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: The work is framed in the subject of the evaluation of anthropometric and physical-conditional indicators in athletes with intellectual disabilities of the Special Olympics Program in Athletics.

Objective: To assess the physical condition in athletes with intellectual disabilities of the Special Olympics Program in Athletics, bases on anthropometric and physical-conditional indicators.

Methods: A descriptive study carried out under a quantitative paradigm was carried out, where 10 athletes with intellectual disabilities, members of the Athletics team of the Special Olympics Program in Villa Clara participated. Anthropometric measurements were made in upper and lower limbs such as ranges, lengths and circumferences, as well as, indicators of conditional physical capacities such as flexibility, strength of arms, abdomen and legs; speed and resistance.

Results: The results showed the main anthropometric and physical-conditional characteristics that distinguish athletes, as well as their analysis based on the potential for sport, based on the behavior of the mean values of each indicator.

Keywords: Indicators; Intellectual Disability; Anthropometric; Physical Conditional

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Citation: C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms., et al. “Anthropometric and Physical-Conditional Potentialities of Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities for the Practice of Special Olympics Athletics”. EC Orthopaedics 11.9 (2020): 73-77.

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