International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Novotný VV, Středa A, Brandejský P, Novotný A, 2001: Some X-rays and Body Development Examinations of Many Times the World Champion and the Olympic Games Winner - a Long-distance Runner at His 71 Years of Age. Anthropologie (Brno) 39, 1: 69-74'.
Top-performance sporting activities are interesting not only for the athletes and the general public, but also for scientists. What could be in this context more interesting than the possibility of anthropological and medical, especially of X-rays examination of a former world and Olympic champion, long-distance runner, Mr E. Z. at the ages of 23, 29 and of 71 years? During that time there had occurred numerous changes in his movement activity and nutrition regime. These changes caused some significant transformation in his body build, especially as to body composition and body posture (with the exception of foot arch, which has remained, after such a long runner's load, entirely normal) and influenced also some health predisposition. The overall clinical finding agreed with current findings in men of comparable age, with certain alterations in ECG, heart X-ray examination and echocardiogram. Main attention was focused on the X-ray examination of the lumbal spine, pelvis, coxal and knee joints of the sportsman. The findings were interesting, free of the usual pathological findings in the sense of osteoarthrosis, but presented exceptionally advanced osteoporosis. Maybe it was the anticipation of the contemporary situation (1999), when Mr E. Z. is recovering after a colli femoris fracture. As to now, the International Sports Committee has proclaimed Mr E. Z. the fourth best world sportsman of the 20th century.
X-ray examinations - Osteoporosis - Osteoarthrosis - Body build - Body composition - Body posture - Somatotype - Sports medicine - Functional anthropology - Olympic Games

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