Sedunova Mariya Valer'evna

International author id: ORCID: 0000-0001-6974-5121
Educational organization: Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism; Kazan, Russia
Konovalova Liliya Aleksandrovna
Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of theory and methods of gymnastics and wrestling
International author id: ORCID: 0000-0001-8313-1257
Educational organization: Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism; Kazan, Russia

International potential and consequent greater competition in belt wrestling increase the significance of assessing quantitative and qualitative indicators of competitive activity of the strongest wrestlers in the world. It is important to identify the sport development trends and to search for effective ways and tools for achievement of the sport excellence.

Purpose: to reveal the features of efficient competitive activities of the world leading wrestlers on the basis of analysis of group differences in technical and tactical excellence indicators.

Materials and methods of research. We analyzed videos of 285 events with participation of 197 wrestlers competing at the Belt Wrestling World Championship 2019 in Kazan. We registered the following indicators of competitive activity: the total and average number of fighting techniques, including techniques executed to the right and to the left side within 4 minutes of combat; number and types of technical actions of competition winners among men and women.

Research results and discussion. The paper focuses on the comparative analysis of technical and tactical skills of men and women, the winners of the Belt Wrestling World Championship. The research revealed distinguishing features of the winner’s technical toolkit including the diversity of technical and tactical actions, a balance in the knowledge of the right and left-handed techniques. At the same time, the analysis of technical and tactical actions in women wrestling shows the backlog of female athletes in these components of technical fitness.


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