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Muscle injuries in athletics during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: differences between heats and finals.

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze muscle injuries and their related risk factors during the Athletics events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games including the differences in muscle injury rates between heats and finals.

METHODS: We included and analyzed in this study muscle injuries diagnosed by either magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, or physical examinations by at least two physicians, from Athletics athletes participating at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Data from electronic medical records, including sex, nationality, event, and the round (heat vs. final) during which the muscle injury occurred and the air temperature in the stadium, measured every five minutes during the competition were extracted.

RESULTS: Among the 1631 athletes who competed, a total of 36 athletes (20 males and 16 females) were diagnosed with a muscle injury during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Among them, 24 occurred during heats (1.47 per 100 athletes) and 12 during finals (2.20 per 100 athletes) (P=0.25). Logistic regression analysis revealed that the geographic region of athletes' origin was a factor associated with muscle injury, with the highest muscle injury rate being in athletes from Africa (odds ratio [OR]=4.74, 95% confidence interval [CI]) = 1.75 to 12.82) and North America (OR=3.02, 95%CI=1.27 to 7.20). For male athletes, competing in finals was a risk factor to sustain a muscle injury (OR=2.55, 95%CI=1.01 to 6.45).

CONCLUSIONS: During the 2020 Olympic Games, muscle injury rate was higher in finals than in heats, reaching statistical significance in male athletes.

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