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  
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 Championships. An 8.5% of youth athletes obtained medals at the World Championships
more » ... s = 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