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The height of the men’s winners FIVB Beach Volleyball in relation to specialization and court dimensions

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Author(s): MARIA TILI | GEORGE GIATSIS

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 504;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: HEIGHT COMPARISON | WINNERS | STATISTICAL ANALYSIS | BEACH VOLLEY

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to find and compare the heights of the men FIVB Beach Volleyball winners in relation to their specialization and court dimensions (9×9 m or 8×8 m). The heights of men’s winners of all FIVB Beach Volleyball (BV) tournaments held between 1987 and 2010 were recorded. The winners were then split into three groups according to their specialization: Defenders (DE), Blockers (BL) without any specialization (No Specialization - NS). Post-hoc Anova test was conducted to determine if there is difference in the winners’ height in relation to their specialization and the court dimensions (9×9 and 8×8). Overall, 91 players from 16 countries have won the 257 FIVB BV tournaments. Of the 257 tournaments, 115 were held in 9×9 courts and 142 in 8×8 courts. Of the winners, 44 were defenders, 38 were blockers and 9 had no specialization. The players of all winning teams in 8×8 courts had specialization. The average height of the winners was 192.7 ± 5.3 cm. The shortest winner was 180 cm and the tallest 206 cm. The one way ANOVA indicated that there were significant differences (F(2,88) = 34.071, p
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