• Bivariate analysis of taekwondo actions: The effectiveness of techniques and tactics in an Olympic taekwondo championship. 

      Menescardi, Cristina; Estevan, Isaac; Ros, Concepción; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio; Falco, Coral (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This paper describes the effectiveness of technical-tactical actions performed during a tournament. A total of 14,145 actions of the 2012 London Olympic Games were analysed. Differences emerged in the use of tactics, ...
    • Cognitive functioning, physical fitness, and game performance in a sample of adolescent soccer players. 

      Sabarit, A.; Reigal, R. E.; Morillo-Baro, J. P.; Juárez-Ruiz de Mier, R.; Franquelo, A.; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio; Falco, Coral; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The aim of this study was to analyze the relationships between cognitive functioning, physical fitness, and game performance in a sample of adolescent soccer players. Eighty-five boys from a soccer team in Rincon de la ...
    • Development of a Taekwondo Combat Model Based on Markov Analysis 

      Menescardi, Cristina; Falco, Coral; Ros, Concepción; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The purpose of the present study was to examine male and female Olympic taekwondo competitors’ movement patterns according to their tactical actions by applying a Markov processes analysis. To perform this study, 11,474 ...
    • Is It Possible to Predict an Athlete’s Behavior? The Use of Polar Coordinates to Identify Key Patterns in Taekwondo 

      Menescardi, Cristina; Falco, Coral; Estevan, Isaac; Ros, Concepción; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Match analysts and sport psychologists can help elite athletes develop planned competition strategies from a technical-tactical perspective by analyzing of previous performances. The aim of this study was to analyze the ...
    • Physical activity, sports practice and cognitive functioning: The current research status 

      Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio; Reigal, Rafael E.; López-Walle, Jeanette M.; Serpa, Sidonio; Samdal, Oddrun; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica; Lopez de Mier, Rocio Juárez; Tristán Rodríguez, José L.; Rosado, António F.; Falco, Coral (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The evidence for the benefits of physical activity on cognitive functioning has increased in recent years. Although the relationship between these variables has been analyzed for decades, the development of evaluation ...
    • Talent and creativity of taekwondoists winners of the 2016 Summer Olympics 

      Menescardi, Cristina; Falco, Coral; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Athletic talent and creativity are important for winning bouts in combat sports. The aim of the current study is to analyze technical–tactical actions performed by athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics according to the ...
    • Technical-Tactical Actions Used to Score in Taekwondo: An Analysis of Two Medalists in Two Olympic Championships 

      Menescardi, Cristina; Falco, Coral; Ros, Concepción; Morales-Sánchez, Verónica; Hernandéz-Mendo, Antonio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Research in taekwondo has traditionally focused on specific aspects athletes' overall technical and tactical skills, while ignoring other important issues such as identifying how successful athletes score points. The aim ...