Blach, W, Malliaropoulos, N, Rydzik, L, Bikos, G, Litwiniuk, A, Grants, J, Ambrozy, T and Maffulli, N (2021) Injuries at World and European judo tournaments in 2010-2012. ARCHIVES OF BUDO, 17. 127 - 133. ISSN 1643-8698

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Background and Study Aim: In Olympic judo, athletes are not allowed to kick, punch, or strike, or use any equipment or weapons. The athlete must subdue the opponent only by gripping the uniform and using techniques to lift and throw the competitor or pin them down to the mat. The purpose of the research is to know about type of injuries judo athletes during the European and World Judo Championships respectively, from 2010 to 2012 and evaluates the differences between men and women. Material and Methods: The study investigates the incidence and type of injuries of 3,408 and 3,860 athletes at 16 European and 9 World Judo Championships respectively, from 2010 to 2012 and evaluates the differences between men and women. Results: Bleeding and excoriation or wounds were the most frequent injuries accounted for 3.82% and 3.96% of total injuries for men and women respectively. There was no statistically significant difference in overall injury incidence between World and European tournaments (6% vs 8%, p = 0.57) and between European cadets, junior and senior tournaments (4% vs 6% vs 6%, p = 0.51 and p = 1.000). The overall injury rate was significantly higher in the veteran tournaments when compared to the other European tournaments (17% vs 4%, p = 0.002; 17% vs 6%, p = 0.01). Conclusions: The study additionally shows that international judo competitions are associated with a low overall injury incidence. The risk of injury is greater and statistically significant in the veterans judo athletes group. Therefore, it is necessary to modify the regulations in this rival group. Copyright: (C) 2021, the Authors. Published by Archives of Budo

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: individual technique; kata; movement sequence; tokui-waza; randori
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 14:46

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