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Public lecture: Optimising sports performance

Dr Mark King, Reader in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University will present an NCSEM public lecture this May.

In the presentation Dr King will discuss optimum sports performance using examples from a range of sports, including bowling at over 90 miles per hour in cricket and performing a triple layout somersault in gymnastics.

Dr King is a Reader in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University. He has been at Loughborough since 1990, graduating in Sport Science and Mathematics in 1993 and obtaining his PhD in computer simulation of dynamic jumps in 1998.

He has a passion for understanding optimum performance in elite sport. This stems from his own performance playing badminton for England at World and European Championships (over 40s), through to his novel subject-specific computer simulation models that have been used to understand optimum performance and injury risk in a variety of sports including England fast bowlers.

Mark has collaborated with the England and Wales Cricket Board for 15 years.


Wednesday 22 May 2019, 5.30pm
Room 1.39 National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine Building, Loughborough University (see campus map)

To reserve your seat, please email Alison Stanley