International Forum on Gymnastic Sciences.
Hosted by Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
In gymnastics, at the forefront of score-judged sports, laboratory-based scientific research has been unable to keep up with the innate sense and the rapid pace of technical innovation exhibited by practitioners in the field, and the gap between the two sides has long been regarded as a significant issue. Technological advances, however, such as a cooperative effort by the International Gymnastics Federation to develop a scoring support system based on three-dimensional motion analysis, are now attempting to make the previously impossible possible. Here, we adopt the theme of “the Science of Gymnastics” in Japan, a gymnastics powerhouse heading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and pursue a deeper discussion among people with a variety of different perspectives.
World-well-known experts are coming!
Dr. Keith Russell
Emeritis Professor, University of Saskachewan
Former president of FIG scientific commission
Former Canadian national coach, personal coach of two Canadian Olympians
Dr. Gareth Irwin
Professor, Cardiff Metroporitan University
Former president of International society of Biomechanics in sports
Former gymnast and coach in team Great Briten
Mr. Hardy Fink
Current Director of FIG Education and Academy Programs
Former FIG Men’s technical committee chair
Former Canadian national coach, personal coach of a Canadian Olympian
50 years of FIG brevet judging experience
Mr. Jeff Thomson
Current FIG Men’s technical committee
Almost 40 years of FIG brevet judging experience
Former personal coach of a Canadian national champion and national team members
Mr. Hiroaki Sato
Current personal coach of Kohei Uchimura
FIG academy expert
The details of this forum will be announced in the early July on this web.
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