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Does height matter in sports?

by: Physics Girl Duration: 06:36

Some sports attract tall athletes and some are dominated by athletes with a shorter stature. The study of allometry investigates how strength scales with height. According to science, what are the reasons that certain sports attract tall or short athletes, besides the obvious (basketball nets are easier to reach if you’re taller)?

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Copa America/Messi footage: beIN Sports
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Michael Phelps Swim: Olympic Channel
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Gabby Douglas flips: USA Gymnastics
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‘Simone Biles and David Lee photo credit:
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Static sports image: IOC
Olympic diver photo: IOC/MINE KASAPOGLU
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Olympic volleyball player photo: IOC/JOHN HUET
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Olympic swimmer photo:  IOC/CHRIS FURLONG
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Olympic gymnast photo:  IOC/JASON EVANS
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Gymnastics Footage: USA Gymnastics
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Gymnastics footage of the white guy on the rings

NEED: Diving Footage 1t 1:51: Oympic Channel

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Michael Phelps slow motion footage: ARTE
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Soccer Footage: FOX Sports
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Bundesliga
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FIFA TV
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Footage of my sister Alicia doing gymnastics courtesy of Alicia

Stock Images: Pixabay and Clker

Music: APM
Help us translate our videos! http://www.youtube.com/time...

Creator: Dianna Cowern
Writer: Sophia Chen
Editor: Jabril Ashe
Animator: Kyle Norby

http://physicsgirl.org/
http://twitter.com/thephysi...
http://facebook.com/thephys...
http://instagram.com/thephy...


Copa America/Messi footage: beIN Sports
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNBz4pc6WNk

Michael Phelps Swim: Olympic Channel
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Gabby Douglas flips: USA Gymnastics
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

‘Simone Biles and David Lee photo credit:
twitter.com/Simone_Biles

Static sports image: IOC
Olympic diver photo: IOC/MINE KASAPOGLU
https://www.olympic.org/pho...
Olympic volleyball player photo: IOC/JOHN HUET
https://www.olympic.org/pho...
Olympic swimmer photo:  IOC/CHRIS FURLONG
https://www.olympic.org/pho...
Olympic gymnast photo:  IOC/JASON EVANS
https://www.olympic.org/pho...

Gymnastics Footage: USA Gymnastics
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Soccer Footage:
https://www.youtube.com/wat... WNT vs Switz  Source: Fox

Stock Images: Pixabay

Music: APM

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