2016, Volume 12, Issue 1
The general individual technical-tactical profile of the multi-medallist judo athlete Teddy Riner’s
Marek Adam1, Beata Wolska1
1Department of Combat Sports, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk, Poland
Author for correspondence: Marek Adam; Department of Combat Sports, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk, Poland; email: awfadammarek[at]wp.pl
Background and study aim: Analysis of the effectiveness of offensive and defensive actions during the highest rank judo tournaments not only allows execution of individual technical-tactical profiles (TTP). Indirectly it provides knowledge about individual properties of training (in general or specific sense). The aim of the study is individual technical-tactical profile Teddy Riner’s based on general indicators.
Material and Methods: The research analyzes consisted of technical elements applied by judokas Tedy Riner during the Olympic Games and the World Championships in period 2007-2014. The fights were recorded by audio-visual means and then marked graphically. Selected indices of TTP were determined (versatility, activity, efficiency, effectiveness). The values of TTP indices helped to characterize the athlete’s individual training profile. The scope of techniques applied by him – both effective and ineffective – was specified as well as the frequency of his and his opponents’ attacks. The efficiency values for both attack and defence were determined. Effectiveness, expressed as the referees’ points awarded for judo techniques used during the fight, was another component of his individual assessment.
Results: During all the analysed fights the athlete was characterized by a greater frequency of performed attacks than his opponents and by 100% efficiency of defence. He did not allow his opponents to effectively implement any technique. The range of applied techniques varied in subsequent meetings.
Conclusions: Analysis of selected indices in TTP defining Teddy Riner’s fighting efficiency allows demonstrating his growing advantage over the opponents during successive World Championships. The lowest values of indices, achieved during the competition in consecutive Olympic Games, may have been caused by participation of a selected group of athletes in this event and a greater responsibility resulting from the prestige of this competition.
Key words: activity index, efficiency index, effectiveness index, versatility index