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Successful Youth Performance Does Not Relate To Future Senior Performance in Elite Taekwondo Competitors

P Carazo-Vargas, José Moncada-Jiménez
2014 International Journal of Physical Education Fitness and Sports  
Jou rn a l h o m ep a g e: w w w .ijp e f s.n o n oly mp ic ti m e s .or g ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to analyze the prevalence of successful performance in the youth category on future senior performance in elite Taekwondo competitors. A chart analyses on the records of the World Taekwondo Federation was performed to identify winners of a medal between the 1 st and 8 th World Youth Championships and which ones also managed to win a medal between the 13 th and 20 th World Senior
more » ... th World Senior Championships. An 8.5% of youth athletes obtained medals at the World Championships (Males = 7.7% and Females = 9.3%, P > 0.05). There was a 2.1% of the athletes who won a gold medal at both, the World Youth and the World Senior Championships (Males = 1.9% and Females = 2.2%, P > 0.05). The low association between youth and the senior success involves consideration regarding the processes of preparation for elite Taekwondo competition in the early ages.
doi:10.26524/1442 fatcat:w3bus3api5dnjkxxyngog7tbku