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International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Comparison of selected physical fitness components between badminton and handball athletes

Author(s):

Ashok Kumar and Prashant Kumar

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to distinguish between handball and badminton players based on selected physical fitness components. A total of 50 male players, comprising 25 badminton and 25 handball male inter-university players of University of Lucknow participated in the study. The physical fitness variables under investigation included speed, agility, and explosive strength.
Data analysis was conducted using SPSS Software, employing measures such as arithmetic mean, standard deviation, standard error of mean, and t-test for comparisons. For explosive strength, badminton players recorded mean and SD values of 26.37 and 1.52, while b handball players displayed values of 29.33 and 1.58. The t-value of 6.78 suggested a noteworthy difference in explosive strength between the two groups. 
The mean and standard deviation values for speed in badminton players were 7.43 and 0.46, respectively, while handball players exhibited mean and SD values of 6.76 and 0.44. The resulting t-value was 5.3, indicating a significant difference in speed between the two groups.
Regarding agility, badminton players demonstrated mean and SD values of 10.5 and 1.9, whereas handball players showed values of 8.9 and 0.67. The t-value of 6.24 signified a significant disparity in agility between the two sets of players.
Overall, significant differences were observed between badminton and handball players in relation to explosive strength (t = 6.78, p< .05). Speed (t = 5.3, p< .05), agility (t = 6.24, p< .05).
 

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How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar and Prashant Kumar. Comparison of selected physical fitness components between badminton and handball athletes. Int. J. Sports Health Phys. Educ. 2022;4(1):41-43. DOI: 10.33545/26647559.2022.v4.i1a.86
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