Gymnastics is under review worldwide. We hear much about the problems.
Hardy Fink offers solutions.
Hardy has attended more World Championships & Olympics than anyone else. He’s the principle author of the FIG Age Group Programmes for all disciplines. And he’s led more FIG coach education courses worldwide than anyone else.
Alexandra Pizzera (GER) is the researcher. Fabian Hambuechen, the gymnast.
Recall that Fabian wore glasses for much of his career. Visual information is critical for H Bar releases, of course.
The lecture “Visual perception of complex movements” focuses on the visual sense and how this sense is used by athletes, coaches, and judges in sports.
Different gaze control strategies are explained and how gymnasts use their visual perception to control aerial skills. Finally, methods involving visual perception to support the learning process as a coach are presented.
“C4-5 fracture-dislocation with quadriplegia,” is how the doctors first described his injury. …
… A month after he had won his medal at the Khelo India games, he had joined the national camp in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium. …
“I must have done it over a thousand times in my life. Even on the day I got injured, I performed it (Double Back on FX) three times cleanly,” he recalls. The fourth time though, he lost control. “My mind went blank at the top of the jump. …