athlete profile

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A table or other representation that outlines important aspects of an athlete's characteristics. These may include personal details, such as age, sex, and weight, as well as details of athletic performance and achievements in physiological tests. A profile can be used by a coach to monitor progress, to modify a training programme, and to identify an athlete's strengths and weaknesses. Special psychological and medical profiles may also be constructed to help a coach. See iceberg profile.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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