Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Performance Characteristics of Male Athletes in 35 Different Sports


Islahuzzaman Nuryadin, Rumi Iqbal Doewes*, Pomo warih Adi and Bambang Wijanarko

Purposes: Evaluate the KONI (Indonesian National Sports Committee) test in identifying talent in 35 sports.
Method: The study used observational design. The 170 male athletes aged 21.05±3.70 years participated in this study. Data analysis used discriminant analysis applied to 3 anthropometric tests and 6 physical condition tests in swimming, golf, fencing, bicycle racing, badminton, taekwondo, football, basketball, judo, volleyball, martial arts, rugby, boxing, equestrian, wrestling, tennis, diving, jiu jitsu, aeromodelling, softball, tarung derajat, kempo, weightlifting, rollerblading, sambo, dance sport, wushu, muay thai, karate, triathlon, billiards, motor racing, athletics, bridge, and petanque.
Result: discriminant analysis produces 6 variables (1 anthropometry and 5 physical conditions) that discriminate maximally in 35 different sports. Discriminant analysis resulted in 53.5% correct classification of all participants for 35 different sports. The distinguishing characteristics are briefly as follows: height for badminton and volleyball, speed for rugby and softball, leg muscle power for basketball and volleyball, VO2max for swimming and softball, arm muscle strength for tarung derajat and kempo, agility for badminton and tennis field.
Conclusion: the KONI test allows identification of talent characteristics that are relevant according to their sport based on discriminant functions used a combination of test scores for height, leg muscle power, arm muscle strength, agility, speed, and VO2max. For KONI trainers who are involved in talent development programs, the use of the KONI test can be applied to evaluate KONI athletes on a regular basis.


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