Dr. Richard C. Nelson: The Founding Father of Biomechanics

in Journal of Applied Biomechanics

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Vladimir ZatsiorskyThe Pennsylvania State University

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Recollections on meetings with Dick Nelson in the 1970s, his interactions with Soviet authorities, his impact on data collection at Olympic Games, and his work as the President of the International Society of Biomechanics.

Zatsiorsky is with the Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

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    Dillman CJ, Nelson RC. The mechanical energy transformations of pole vaulting with a fiberglass pole. J Biomech. 1968;1(3):175183. doi:10.1016/0021-9290(68)90002-X

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    Sukop J, Petak KL, Nelson RC. An on-line computer system for recording biomechanical data. Res Q, 1971;42(1):101102. doi:10.1080/10671188.1971.10615043

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    Miller DI, Nelson RC. Biomechanics of Sport. London, UK: Henry Kimpton; 1973.

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