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Publikācija: Comparison of Bobsleigh Performance at St. Moritz Track

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in ERIH database, in INT1 or INT2 category journals
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Comparison of Bobsleigh Performance at St. Moritz Track
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.6 Medical engineering
Authors Veronika Fedotova
Viktor Pilipiv
Keywords bobsledding, time intervals
Abstract The aim of this study was to compare results shown by 2- and 4-man bobsleigh teams at St. Moritz-Celerina sliding track. The St. Moritz naturally refrigerated track is being rebuilt each season and therefore obtains different shape every year. Data for the study were collected from FIBT results’ database: 5 four-man and 6 two-man major competitive events (World Cups and World Championships) in seasons 2005/2006 – 2008/2009 were analysed. Each heat was observed separately; only the results of top-ten finishers of each heat were processed. It had been shown that 2- and 4-man teams have similar, though statistically different average total and interval times. For each run there are registered start time and four interval times. Overall, only the 3rd, 4th and 5th interval times for both data groups had shown a significant correlation with the total run time (correlation was calculated with time remaining to finish after the corresponding interval; the last, 6th interval time is not included into correlation analysis). For 2-man team the highest correlation was with the 4th interval; for 4-man team it was with the 5th interval. The study had shown that in average the largest difference among teams occurs on the 4th and 5th interval, and that is probably due to the accumulated speed of heavier 4-man sled.
DOI: 10.12697/akut.2011.16.01
Reference Fedotova, V., Pilipiv, V. Comparison of Bobsleigh Performance at St. Moritz Track. Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis, 2011, Vol.16, pp.79-80. ISSN 1406-9822. e-ISSN 2228-3501. Available from: doi:10.12697/akut.2011.16.01
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