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Reaction times

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:47 pm

In terms of consistantly fast reaction times Valeri Borzov was as good as any .. in the 100metres in Munich he has 2 reaction times of 0.11 ... during the competition I've read he was out in under 0.12 during the competition .. I haven't heard of anyone else posting reaction times as good as these
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Re: Reaction times

Postby Pego » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:00 pm

He anticipated well. Nobody reacts that fast. We've gone through this again and again.
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Re: Reaction times

Postby steve » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:56 pm

>He anticipated well. Nobody reacts that fast.
>We've gone through this again and again.

They (sprinters) are anticipating the imminent sound of the gun. They are not surprised by it because they know they are in a race and have been called to set meaning that the sound of the gun will come will come soon. So when the sound comes its expected and they move. This is also called REACTING to an expected stimulus. So the time from the anticipated sound to the movement can be called the REACTION time. Give the anticipation thing a rest.
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Re: Reaction times

Postby gh » Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:47 pm

>In terms of consistantly fast reaction times
>Valeri Borzov was as good as any .. in the
>100metres in Munich he has 2 reaction times of
>0.11 ... during the competition I've read he was
>out in under 0.12 during the competition .. I
>haven't heard of anyone else posting reaction
>times as good as these>>

Check the thread called (coincidentally) "reaction times" over on the Current Events board, where you'll find this excerpt:

<<"Nobody has shown consistency lower than 0.12-0.13, and furthermore, no trend of improvement can be found. In the '72 Olympics (system giving reaction times only in 100ths) Valeriy Borzov recorded 0.12, 0.12, 0.12 and 0.13 in his four 100m races! Compare that, for example, with Christie's 0.130,0.142,0.129 and 0.110 in the '95 World Championships.>>

Borzov not as fast as you think. (but consistent as hell!)
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Re: Reaction times

Postby Pierre-Jean » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:32 am

Colin Jackson is definitively the most consistant athlete ever in his reaction times, look at all his recent major Champs:

2003 WIC - 0.124, 0.126, 0.124
2002 WCp - 0.138
2002 ECh - 0.107, 0.112, 0.117
2002 ECp - 0.126
2002 EIC - 0.115, 0.112, 0.102
2000 OG - 0.135, 0.136, 0.144, 0.139
1999 WCh - 0.115, 0.117, 0.110, 0.116
1999 WIC - 0.104, 0.111
(Sorry, don't have 2000 ComGames!)

Mean for 21 value: 0.1205!! If we delete 2000 OG, where RT were slower than usual for ALL athletes, mean for Jackson is 0.1162!

So, with this consistency, do you think he's anticipating? Note that even after false start, his RT are still in the 0.11-0.12 area.
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