Anatomic Perspective of the Female Athlete: An Approach to Musculoskeletal Profiling of Women in Sports,
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Womens sports did not begin to grow and gain public recognition until the early 1970s. Since then, the number of women participating in intercollegiate sports has doubled and the number of girls participating in interscholastic sports programs has increased almost threefold. As women flood the sports arena, many questions arise regarding the female athlete. Their performance capabilities are constantly compared with male athletic records and standards, and explanations for the difference in their level of performance are being sought.
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