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Bowling
Hit them all


During an elite tournament, a bowler must possess the physical and mental attributes to consistently deliver a seven kilogram ball close to 1'000 times.  A successful delivery requires the ball to be released within one centimeter of a chosen mark and to strike a four centimeter target 18.3 meters away. Championship performances require medal winners to do this more than 90% of the time.


A recent study measured the technique, flexibility and strength of bowlers under competitive conditions with a motion analysis system that measured ball andbody center of mass velocity.
The study concludes that bowling is not unlike archery, baseball and softball pitching or other accuracy based sports, and much like tennis, table tennis, basketball in terms of athleticism.


Tenpin and Ninepin are the two disciplines in bowling.


More than 100 million people bowl in all corners of the globe, including 10 million who compete in organized events an average of 40 times a year.
Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs
Information about the German Bowling Federation

IWGA
 


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