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The impact of co-acting competitors on shooting performance in elite biathletes

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HEINRICH, Amelie, Hanna KÖHLER, Florian MÜLLER, Oliver STOLL, Rouwen CAÑAL-BRULAND, 2022. The impact of co-acting competitors on shooting performance in elite biathletes. In: Journal of Sports Sciences. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN 0264-0414. eISSN 1466-447X. Available under: doi: 10.1080/02640414.2022.2127514

@article{Heinrich2022-10-13impac-58915, title={The impact of co-acting competitors on shooting performance in elite biathletes}, year={2022}, doi={10.1080/02640414.2022.2127514}, issn={0264-0414}, journal={Journal of Sports Sciences}, author={Heinrich, Amelie and Köhler, Hanna and Müller, Florian and Stoll, Oliver and Cañal-Bruland, Rouwen} }

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