Study shows how Paralympic track sprinters are slowed by curves

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows that when rounding curves, Paralympic sprinters wearing left-leg prostheses are slowed more than athletes with right-leg amputations - a disadvantage that could cost them dearly in official competition.

18/03/2016

Photo: A man measuring the performance of a Paralympic track sprinter; Copyright: Applied Biomechanics Lab, University of Colorado

Left-leg amputee sprinters on inside lane of indoor track lose valuable time; © Applied Biomechanics Lab, University of Colorado