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Nikita Galay1, Valery Vasyuk1, Dmitry Bykov1, Valeriya Vasilyeva2, Vladislav Bakayev2

1Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
2Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism, St. Petersburg, Russia

Evaluation of the Dynamics of the Pressure Applied to the Trigger When Shooting In Biathlon

Sport Mont 2021, 19(3), Ahead of Print | DOI: 10.26773/smj.211002


The presented study is associated with assessing the dynamics of the pressure applied to the trigger when making a shot in biathlon competition. The experiment involved five qualified athletes. The educational work and training sessions were completed with them to improve the trigger handling technique before the exper- iment. The pressure was recorded using a thin-film elastic sensor located in the contact zone of the biathlete’s finger with the rifle trigger. The test task included shooting series from a standing and lying position both before and after loading. Three different trigger manipulation types were identified. The data indicate the feasibility of developing modern systems designed to improve the athlete’s shooting profile in terms of the efforts applied to the trigger.


biomechanical analysis, trigger manipulation type, shot phase composition, direct feedback

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