• 8/23/2022

Track and field athlete Christina Hering doing performance diagnostics at TUM

Real-time data for optimized training

Just a few meters from the Olympic Stadium, at the new Sports and Health Sciences Campus, research is being conducted into state-of-the-art performance diagnostics. Christina Hering, 13-time German 800-meter champion and TUM alumna, is working with a team from the Chair of Performance Analysis and Sports Informatics on her load control and running technique. German TV station ZDF accompanied her.

Alumna Christina Hering at the European Team Championships in Poland 2019.

From 2013 to 2017, Christina Hering earned her Bachelor's degree in Sport Science at TUM. In 2020, she completed a Master's degree in Management. In parallel, she successfully advanced her track and field career, specializing in the 400-meter and 800-meter run. 
In preparation for major tournaments, such as the recent European Championships in Munich, Christina Hering leaves nothing to chance: Together with Prof. Dr. Martin Lames and his team from the Chair of Performance Analysis and Sports Informatics, stride frequency, contact times, flight phases and various body data are recorded and played out live to the athlete and her coaches. 

"Partner University of Top Sports"

Like Christina Hering, many athletes in Germany face the challenge of pursuing a second career or degree in addition to their sport. In order to create a good environment for this, the TUM signed a cooperation agreement with the Bavarian Olympic Training Center in January 2002 as part of the "Partner University of Top Sports" project. More information on this partnership can be found on the websites of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences.


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