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During Summer of 2022 there were two awards presented to well-deserving researchers.

The first was the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics sponsored by World Athletics. This honor is bestowed yearly to the individual whose submitted paper is judged best in the area of the selected theme. The 2022 theme was biomechanics of throwing. The winner was Tadahiko Kato from Shonan Institute of Technology, Fujisawa, Japan with his paper titled “Investigation of a Theoretical Model for the Rotational Shot Put Technique.” Dr. Kato will receive US $5,000, the opportunity to submit the paper to the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, and was able to present the paper at the International Society of Biomechanics Conference held in Liverpool, UK. The 2023 theme will be jumping and will be presented at the XXIX Congress of International Society of Biomechanics to be held in Fukuoka, Japan.

The second award was the Female Research Excellence Award developed in association with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ISB to take place in Fukuoka, Japan in 2023. The award was presented at the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in July. It was decided that this award would recognize a female researcher showing exceptional ability in research and communicating the importance of that research through written and oral presentation. Six finalists were asked to present at WCB and Julie Leonard-Duke from the University of Virginia was the winner with her presentation titled “Computational Modeling of Microvascular Mechanosensitivity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.” She received US $1000 from ISB.

For more information about the ISB Awards you can always contact the ISB Awards Officer Tim Derrick.