New coverage presented by Al-Youm Al-Sabaa TV, on a new study stating that football players who do not enjoy height, such as Lionel Messi, may lose their capabilities in the future to taller and more agile athletes such as Erling Haaland due to climate change.
The study, conducted by Dr. Ryan Calsbeck of Dartmouth University in the United States, said that the performance of taller professional athletes who have longer limbs is faster when temperatures are higher.
The study, which analyzed data from 173 athletes who participated in 200 races, said that tall and thin men were about 2.5 percent faster when temperatures were higher than short, stocky men.
The study involved analyzing data from athletes in nearly 150-mile triathlons in hot locations such as Hawaii and South Africa, and cold countries such as Finland and Canada.
The maximum temperatures ranged from 18 degrees Celsius to nearly 39, and the athletes’ height, leg and arm lengths were compared. their own.. the level of performance..--
The study, whose results were published in the “Plus One” magazine, attributed the results of the study to the fact that the body area of tall athletes is greater, so they can receive heat on a larger amount of skin, and produce more sweat to cool it, which makes them not feel as hot as short stature. .
A report by the British newspaper “Daily Mail” indicated that climate change, which is heading towards a record rise in the planet’s temperature, enhances the brilliance and distinction of taller and more agile athletes such as Halland at the expense of the shorter Messi.
It is worth noting that the results of this study are consistent with those reached by the biologist Carl Bergmann in the nineteenth century, that the total body size of animals, in addition to the length and thickness of their limbs, is related to the climate in which they exist.
It is clear that the results of the study have already begun to appear on the performance of the legendary young striker Erling Haaland, who broke many records in his early years in the English Premier League with his Manchester City team.