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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of some components of hand morphological structure and wrist flexibility with free throw shooting percentage in young female basketball players.
Methods: 10 female basketball players with a mean age of 13.5 ± 0.17 participated in the study. After obtaining approval from the Ethics Committee of Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, body mass index (BMI) was calculated by measuring the height and body weight (BW) of the athletes. Morphological structure of the hand and wrist flexibility was measured on the dominant hand. The athletes were made 200 shots in five days, 40 per day from the free throw point and the success percentage was recorded.
Results: In the research findings, a significant positive correlation was found between the A2°, HL, HW values of the athletes and their shooting percentage. There was no significant relationship between the percentage of shooting and other parameters.
Conclusion: According to these results, it can be considered that hand morphological structure is related to free throw success in basketball sport. However, it is recommended that similar studies should be conducted in different age and gender categories with more athletes.
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