International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Novotný VV, 1981: Development of Physical Characteristics in an Olympian Woman-Champion in High Platform Diving. Anthropologie (Brno) 19, 3: 269-280'.
The paper deals with the body development of an Olympic woman champion in high diving who took part in three successive Olympic games, won one gold and one silver Olympic medal, and was European champion. The study describes her development from childhood until adult age, from the beginnings of sport activity, over top performance, till the end of her sport career. Development of somatometric characters, indices of proportionality changes in body composition, characteristics of body type, changes m posture, muscles development, foot formation, development of biological age and of some functional features were followed in details. In this way it was possible for the first time to describe and by photosomatograms to document specific body characters in an outstanding sportswoman of world highest performance which were already given in childhood and which were only developed during following training. To sum up we can say that body development of the Olympic woman champion studied from childhood, was in many ways positively adapted and was almost perfect.

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