News tagged with elite athletes

Decline in the physical skills of Australian kids

Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country's elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Improving athletic track performance

Umpires and judges are the unwitting focus of some of Australia's best fast bowlers, track and field athletes and gymnasts to improve their performance in competition, thanks to a new training technique discovered ...

Sep 10, 2014
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Elite female athletes' health risk

Young female athletes representing South Australia in aesthetics sports such as gymnastics are putting their health at risk due to calcium and iron deficiencies, a Flinders University study has found.

Nov 18, 2013
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Dehydration a problem in combat sports

Athletes in combat sports often try to shed body weight in order to compete against lighter and smaller opponents. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, points to the human body's limited ability ...

May 02, 2013
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