Problem

Short duration of athletic careers

Other Names:
Young age of top athletes
Child athletes
Incidence:

In 1976 the average age of gymnasts at the world championships was 17 and a half years; in 1992 it was 16, while almost none were over 18. These girls would have begun intensive training at the age of 6 or 7; within 10 years their career as competitors is over.

Broader Problems:
Occupational health risks
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
13.08.2019 – 15:41 CEST