Mike Hopkinson

Mike Hopkinson
Leeds Beckett University | LEEDS MET · Carnegie School of Sport

MSc FHEA

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The pole vault is a highly technical event where the athletes must successfully convert horizontal velocity during the run-up to vertical velocity at takeoff. The aim of this study was to compare the kinematics of men's and women's world-class pole vaulting. Video data were collected of the best clearances by 14 men and 11 women at the 2018 IAAF Wo...
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Video analysis research into the rugby league tackle typically uses technical criteria from coaching cues or tackle variables from rugby union. As such, the content validity and relevance could be questioned. A video analysis framework which establishes appropriate variables for rugby league is therefore required. The aim of this study was to adopt...
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Rugby league carries a high injury incidence with 61% of injuries occurring at tackles. The ball carrier has a higher injury incidence than the defender, therefore understanding mechanisms occurring during injurious tackles are important. Given the dynamic, open nature of tackling, characteristics influencing tackle outcome likely encompass complex...
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Study 1 within the project was to determine content valid, relevant and reliable variables of a rugby league tackle in order to appropriately analyse injurious tackles. In order to do this a 5-stage process was developed using recommendations from previous literature. This resulted in an agreed 66 variables from 6 phases of the tackle. Next will be...

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Indoor athletics was put under the microscope like never before at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, where 28 high speed cameras recorded all the action as part of the most extensive biomechanics study ever conducted at these championships. The IAAF, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, has released the results of the ambitious project, which examined the performances of 161 athletes across 13 events in forensic detail. After 12 months of intensive analysis, Leeds Beckett produced 13 in-depth reports on specific events from the World Indoor Championships, revealing a raft of new information about the performances of the world’s best athletes. This study follows on from the initial, larger project conducted during the IAAF World Championships London 2017. For the Birmingham study, the Leeds Beckett team of 25 academics, technical staff and students spent more than 1500 hours capturing and analysing more than 650 video files. The reports can be downloaded for free from the IAAF website: https://www.iaaf.org/about-iaaf/documents/research
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Leeds Beckett University, in cooperation with the IAAF, carried out the biggest biomechanics research project ever conducted in athletics during the IAAF World Championships in London in August, 2017. The aim of the project was to support athletes and coaches in optimisation and improvement of their training and competition performance.
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Tackle injury epidemiology in the European Super League has been established by Fitzpatrick et al. (2017). Therefore, using the injury prevention framework, the next step is to determine the injury mechanisms during the tackle from both ball carrier and the tackler.