Paavo V. Komi

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Paavo V. Komi (born December 2, 1939 in Kauhajoki ; † October 10, 2018 ) was a Finnish sports scientist and professor of physiology and biomechanics .


After graduating from high school, Komi studied sports science at the University of Helsinki (1963 Bachelor of Science), then he specialized in biomechanics at the University of Jyväskylä (1966 Master of Science) and received his doctorate in 1969 in sports science (PhD 1969 Pennsylvania State University , Diss .: Effect of eccentric and concentric muscle conditioning on tension and electrical activity of human muscle ) at Richard Nelson. He then became Associate Professor of Anatomy and Movement Science at Jyväskylä University until 1979 , before he was promoted to full professor in 1980 , which he remained until his retirement in 2005. Komi's work mainly revolved around the stretching-shortening cycle and its application to different sports (especially ski jumping ). With his questions, he visited various biomechanics laboratories as a visiting professor and both imparted technical skills and learned them himself, so that he developed more and more from anatomical to neuromuscular questions. The WorldCat lists more than 350 works by him.


Individual evidence

  1. Paavo Komi: A Life Devoted to Sport Science, accessed on March 15, 2019
  2. ^ Richard C. Nelson: Biomechanics: Past and Present. In: JM Cooper, B. Haven (Eds.): Proceeding of the biomechanics Symposium. Bloomington 1980.
  3. Curriculum Vitae. on:
  4. Arnd Krüger : Plyometry on an inclined plane.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  5. ^ Paavo V. Komi, Carmelo Bosco: Utilization of stored elastic energy in leg extensor muscles by men and women. ( Memento of the original from May 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on: @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /