Anthropometry, Body Composition and Somatotype Characteristics of World Class Female Roller Skaters by Discipline

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María Helena Vila Suárez; Carmen Manchado López & Carmen Ferragut Fiol


The aim of the study was to describe and compare anthropometric characteristics, body composition and somatotype of female roller skaters by levels (Junior and Senior) and by disciplines (freestyle, pairs and dance). Sixty-two world class female roller skaters were assessed (36 freestyle roller skaters, 13 dance roller skaters and 13 pair roller skaters). A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine if significant differences existed in the anthropometric profile among skating discipline and a student t test in order to assess differences between junior and senior levels. There are no significant differences between junior and senior roller skaters. Junior female roller skaters show an endo-mesomorphic somatotype and senior female roller skaters show a balanced mesomorphic somatotype. Roller dance skaters and roller pair skaters show a balanced mesomorphic somatotype and roller freestyle skaters show an endo-mesomorphic somatotype. This paper, reports specific reference data for world class female roller skaters.

KEY WORDS: Women; Elite; Dance roller skaters; Freestyle roller skaters; Pair roller skaters; Fat percentage.

How to cite this article

Anthropometry, body composition and somatotype characteristics of world class female roller skaters by discipline. Int. J. Morphol., 33(3):1130-1135, 2015.