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YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 1 YSCN 0027 Chemistry in Sport 2010-2011 S1 Dr. A P L Tong YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 2 BEIJING 2008 Games of the XXIX Olympiad From the 8th August to 24th August 2008 http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/beijing/index_uk.asp YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 3 http://en.beijing2008.cn/photo/ YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 4 Sports on the Olympic Programme Aquatics Canoe Hockey Taekwondo Archery Cycling Modern Pentathlon Triathlon Athletics Equestrian Sailing Volleyball Badminton Fencing Shooting Weightlifting Baseball Football Table Tennis Wrestling Boxing Gymnastics Tennis Etc. YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 5 Sport Chemistry • Advanced materials (e.g. polymers, composites) are used to produce high-performance equipment for sporting events e.g. tennis, skiing, bowling, and fishing. ( high-performance = stronger, more resilient and lighter weight ) • Athletes benefit from chemistry in training, recovery and competition. E.g. - They can increase their size and strength by increasing the amount of steroids or growth hormones in their bodies. - Dietary supplements are used for quicker training recovery. SPORT IS FOR EVERYONE! • We everyday interact with synthetic and natural chemicals (think about your sport shoes, tennis rackets) YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 6 Sport Drinks Sport Supplements - rehydrate - replenish the lost electrolytes, etc.
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YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 7 Good Skills Good Equipment - Chemical and Materials Science is one of the disciplines involved. YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 8 Michael Phelps 2008 Beijing Olympics: 8 Gold Medals, 7 World Records Fastskin LZR RACER http://www.speedousa.com This high-tech swimsuit: -ultra-thin material - repel water - reduce muscle oscillations - lower water drag (10 %) YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 9 YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 10 YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 11 Usain Bolt 2008 Beijing Olympics: 3 Gold Medals, 5 World Records During running, the foot needs to be - cushioned - guided & stabilised The shoes must be - light, resilient with cushioning function Puma Street Yam 16 Aug 2009, Berlin 9.69 S YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 12 Liu Xiang 劉翔 Olympic Record Holder of Men’s 110m Hurdles Specially made micro-carbon soles to provide firm frontal support, reduce pressure on the forefoot and increase traction (*Since Liu Xiang hits the ground hard with each stride and must spring up quickly after impact) Zoom Aerofly LX
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YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 13 December 14, 2009 YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 14 Elena Isinbaeva 2008 Beijing Olympics: 1 Gold Medal, 1 World Record Pole YSCN0027 Dr. A P L Tong 2010-2011 S1 15 Elena Isinbayeva
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course CHEM yscn0027 taught by Professor Drtong during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

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