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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2021, 3(5); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2021.030502.

The Association between the Injury Risks and the FMS among the Chinese High-Level Table Tennis Athletes


Kangkang Zhou

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Kangkang Zhou

National Sports Training Center, Beijing 100061 China


Objective: The objective was to examine the association between the Chinese high-level table tennis players’ FMS(Functional Movement Screen)scores and the potential risks of injury, and to evaluate which movement was closely associated with the injury risk of Chinese high-level table tennis players.Design: The ROC (receiver-operator characteristic) curve and discriminant formula was used to determine the relationship between the Chinese high-level table tennis athletes’ score on the FMS and the likelihood of injury risk.Set: The testing sites are located in State General Administration of Sport’s training centers.Participants:Eighty-one players consisting of nineteen males and sixty-two females were selected from Chinese table tennis national youth team and national excellent women’s training team. Main Outcome Measures: Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS).Results: The potential risks of injury whose scores were less than 12.5 points were about 28.5 times higher than those of players who got the scores more than 12.5points. Discriminant formula had screened out four test movements with injury risks among the Chinese high-level table tennis players, namely deep squat, rotary stability, hurdle step, and active straight-leg-raise.Conclusions:The injury risk threshold and the discriminant analysis could be employed together to predict the potential risks of injury using the FMS.


screening; table tennis, odds ratio; injury risk threshold, discriminant formula

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Kangkang Zhou. The Association between the Injury Risks and the FMS among the Chinese High-Level Table Tennis Athletes. Frontiers in Sport Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 5: 5-11. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2021.030502.


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