Graduation in Physical Education from the State University of Campinas (2001), specialization in Exercise Physiology: Exercise Prescription by Estácio de Sá University (2013), MSc and PhD in Physical Education by Unicamp. Professor in Physical Education College at UNIFAJ, leader of Football and Futsal Studies Group at Unifaj and member of the Neuroscience Sports Psychology Group - GEPEN. Experience in Physical Education, with emphasis on sports training and sports initiation, mainly working on the following subjects: racket sports (tennis and badminton) and football / futsal.
Primary Affiliation: Unifaj - Jaguariúna, São Paulo , Brazil
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2018.1463785
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Badminton match is characterised by intermittent efforts of high intensity and short-duration rallies interspersed by periods of rest. The analyses of technical and timing variables provide important information for understanding the match. The aim of this study was to characterise the technical and timing variables of badminton men’s singles matches and to compare the characteristics between groups and play-offs stages in 2016 Olympic Games. All men’s single matches (groups = 43 and play-offs = 13) from Rio 2016 were used to carry out the post-event analysis. The comparison between phases showed that total time, pause time, points played and shots/rally were significantly higher in the play-offs phase. The frequency of serve, net, smash and total shots was also significantly higher in the playoffs. Only drive presented higher frequency in the group phase. We can conclude that play-offs were more intense than the group stage. Research in this area is relevant for understanding the match and providing information for training planning. The results of this study are important to set the appropriate targeting of workloads in view of the requirements of a match.