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Anthropometry for Handball

Handball players require good speed and agility and a whole lot of other physical attributes. Body size and composition are some of the factors that make a successful handball player.

Suggested Anthropometry tests for Handball Players

Anthropometry and Olympic Athletes

London 2012 Olympic Games

Here is some information from the analysis of the anthropometric data (height, weight and age) from the handball participants at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The handball players were found to be taller and heavier than the average Olympian.

Sport Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) BMI
OVERALL AVERAGE (all sports) 26.1 176.9 72.8 23.3
Handball (all) 28.0 183.8 82.5 24.1
Handball (females) 27.1 175.8 69.0 22.3
Handball (males) 28.8 191.8 94.7 25.7

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Here is average data from the analysis of the anthropometric data of the handball players at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

  Age (years) height (m) weight (kg) BMI
AVERAGE (all sports) 26.8 1.77 72.0 22.9
handball (all) 28.4 1.84 83.7 24.5
handball (females) 27.9 1.76 70.8 22.8
handball (males) 28.9 1.91 95.4 26.0

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