The aim of this study was to identify the relationship of some anthropometric and physical measures with the performance of triple jump event in secondary stage students, in addition to determine the contribution of anthropometric and physical measures in the Distance of triple jump event.
To achieve this, the study was conducted on a sample consisting of (40) male students from 8 secondary schools at Tubas District. The researcher conducted the anthropometric measures of:( height, body mass, and lengths of: upper arm, forearm, hand, arm, thigh ,calf , and leg), and the physical measures of: ( triple hope for distance THD, vertical jump VJ, standing long jump SLJ, and 30m sprint). SPSS program was used to analyze data.
The results revealed a significant correlation between all of the anthropometric and physical measures and the performance of triple jump event. Also, the results indicated that the height was the best anthropometric predictor of the distance of triple jump event (R2 = 0.709), and the SLJ, VJ, and Speed-30m were the best physical measures in predicting the distance of triple jump event (R2 = 0.818), the important equations that the study reached are:
- Triple jump (m) = - 8.3045+ (10.0474 × height (m)).
- triple jump (m) = 3.414+ (1.244× SLJ (m))+ (0.027× VJ(cm))+ (0.266× Speed-30m (m/s).
Based on the study findings, the researcher recommends the necessity of physical education teacher’s concentration on the height and lower extremity power when selecting the students in the triple jump event.