Tomohiro Gonjo

Dr Tomohiro Gonjo

  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG504, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

My primary research and teaching interest lies within Sports and Exercise Biomechanics. With a background in competitive swimming and swimming coaching, I have particularly been involved in biomechanical aspects of swimming and aquatic exercises from both academic and practical perspectives.

My academic journey started in Japan where I obtained a BSc and MSc from the University of Tsukuba. Subsequently, I was awarded a scholarship and completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh while building my international academic relationships through a research collaboration with Porto University and the University of Sydney. Before joining Bournemouth University as a lecturer, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tsukuba (2015-2019) and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (2019-2021). Due to my international background, I have a strong academic network consisting of over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America through which I contributed to over 20 international journal article publications in 2020-2021...

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  • Gonjo, T., Kishimoto, T., Sanders, R., Saito, M. and Takagi, H., 2022. Front crawl body roll characteristics in a Paralympic medallist and national level swimmers with unilateral arm amputation. Sports Biomechanics, 21 (3), 323-339.
  • Gonjo, T., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2021. Differences in the rotational effect of buoyancy and trunk kinematics between front crawl and backstroke swimming. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Gonjo, T., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2021. Body roll amplitude and timing in backstroke swimming and their differences from front crawl at the same swimming intensities. Sci Rep, 11 (1), 824.
  • Gonjo, T., Eriksrud, O., Papoutsis, F. and Olstad, B.H., 2020. Relationships between a Load-velocity Profile and Sprint Performance in Butterfly Swimming. Int J Sports Med, 41 (7), 461-467.
  • Gonjo, T., Narita, K., McCabe, C., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Takagi, H. and Sanders, R., 2020. Front Crawl Is More Efficient and Has Smaller Active Drag Than Backstroke Swimming: Kinematic and Kinetic Comparison Between the Two Techniques at the Same Swimming Speeds. Front Bioeng Biotechnol, 8, 570657.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Journal Articles

  • Gonjo, T. and Olstad, B.H., 2022. Reliability of the active drag assessment using an isotonic resisted sprint protocol in human swimming. Scientific Reports, 12 (1).
  • Gonjo, T., Polach, M., Olstad, B.H., Romann, M. and Born, D.P., 2022. Differences in Race Characteristics between World-Class Individual-Medley and Stroke-Specialist Swimmers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (20).
  • Gonjo, T., Kishimoto, T., Sanders, R., Saito, M. and Takagi, H., 2022. Front crawl body roll characteristics in a Paralympic medallist and national level swimmers with unilateral arm amputation. Sports Biomechanics, 21 (3), 323-339.
  • Seifert, L., Conceicao, A., Gonjo, T., Stastny, J. and Olstad, B.H., 2021. Arm - Leg coordination profiling during the dolphin kick and the arm pull-out in elite breaststrokers. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 39 (23), 2665-2673.
  • Kawai, E., Gonjo, T. and Takagi, H., 2021. Kinematic and kinetic parameters to identify water polo players’ eggbeater kick techniques. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Barbosa, A.C., Barroso, R., Gonjo, T., Rossi, M.M., Paolucci, L.A., Olstad, B.H. and Andrade, A.G.P., 2021. 50 m freestyle in 21, 22 and 23 s: What differentiates the speed curve of world-class and elite male swimmers? International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 21 (6), 1055-1065.
  • Takagi, H., Nakashima, M., Sengoku, Y., Tsunokawa, T., Koga, D., Narita, K., Kudo, S., Sanders, R. and Gonjo, T., 2021. How do swimmers control their front crawl swimming velocity? Current knowledge and gaps from hydrodynamic perspectives. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Gonjo, T. and Olstad, B.H., 2021. Differences between elite and sub-elite swimmers in a 100 m breaststroke: a new race analysis approach with time-series velocity data. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Gonjo, T., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2021. Differences in the rotational effect of buoyancy and trunk kinematics between front crawl and backstroke swimming. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Gonjo, T., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2021. Body roll amplitude and timing in backstroke swimming and their differences from front crawl at the same swimming intensities. Sci Rep, 11 (1), 824.
  • Vathagavorakul, R., Gonjo, T. and Homma, M., 2021. Differences in limb coordination in polyrhythmic production among water polo players, artistic swimmers and drummers. Journal of Motor Behavior, 53 (2), 191-199.
  • Gonjo, T. and Olstad, B.H., 2020. Race Analysis in Competitive Swimming: A Narrative Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18 (1).
  • Gonjo, T. and Olstad, B.H., 2020. Start and Turn Performances of Competitive Swimmers in Sprint Butterfly Swimming. J Sports Sci Med, 19 (4), 727-734.
  • Olstad, B.H., Wathne, H. and Gonjo, T., 2020. Key Factors Related to Short Course 100 m Breaststroke Performance. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17 (17).
  • Gonjo, T., Eriksrud, O., Papoutsis, F. and Olstad, B.H., 2020. Relationships between a Load-velocity Profile and Sprint Performance in Butterfly Swimming. Int J Sports Med, 41 (7), 461-467.
  • Gonjo, T., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2020. Upper body kinematic differences between maximum front crawl and backstroke swimming. Journal of Biomechanics, 98.
  • Koga, D., Gonjo, T., Kawai, E., Tsunokawa, T., Sakai, S., Sengoku, Y., Homma, M. and Takagi, H., 2020. Effects of exceeding stroke frequency of maximal effort on hand kinematics and hand propulsive force in front crawl. Sports Biomechanics.
  • Gonjo, T., Narita, K., McCabe, C., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Takagi, H. and Sanders, R., 2020. Front Crawl Is More Efficient and Has Smaller Active Drag Than Backstroke Swimming: Kinematic and Kinetic Comparison Between the Two Techniques at the Same Swimming Speeds. Front Bioeng Biotechnol, 8, 570657.
  • Vathagavorakul, R., Gonjo, T. and Homma, M., 2020. The effect of experience in movement coordination with music on polyrhythmic production: Comparison between artistic swimmers and water polo players during eggbeater kick performance. PLoS One, 15 (8), e0238197.
  • Olstad, B.H., Gonjo, T., Njøs, N., Abächerli, K. and Eriksrud, O., 2020. Reliability of Load-Velocity Profiling in Front Crawl Swimming. Front Physiol, 11, 574306.
  • Papic, C., McCabe, C., Gonjo, T. and Sanders, R., 2020. Effect of torso morphology on maximum hydrodynamic resistance in front crawl swimming. Sports Biomechanics, 1-15.
  • Shimojo, H., Gonjo, T., Sakakibara, J., Sengoku, Y., Sanders, R. and Takagi, H., 2019. A quasi three-dimensional visualization of unsteady wake flow in human undulatory swimming. Journal of Biomechanics, 93, 60-69.
  • Gonjo, T., McCabe, C., Coleman, S., Soares, S., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2019. Do swimmers conform to criterion speed during pace-controlled swimming in a 25-m pool using a visual light pacer? Sports Biomechanics, 20 (6), 651-664.
  • Gonjo, T., McCabe, C., Sousa, A., Ribeiro, J., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas-Boas, J.P. and Sanders, R., 2018. Differences in kinematics and energy cost between front crawl and backstroke below the anaerobic threshold. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118 (6), 1107-1118.
  • Sanders, R.H., Gonjo, T. and McCabe, C.B., 2016. Reliability of Three-Dimensional Angular Kinematics and Kinetics of Swimming Derived from Digitized Video. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 15 (1), 158-166.
  • Sanders, R.H., Gonjo, T. and McCabe, C.B., 2015. Reliability of Three-Dimensional Linear Kinematics and Kinetics of Swimming Derived from Digitized Video at 25 and 50 Hz with 10 and 5 Frame Extensions to the 4th Order Butterworth Smoothing Window. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 14 (2), 441-451.
  • Sanders, R.H., Chiu, C.-Y., Gonjo, T., Thow, J., Oliveira, N., Psycharakis, S.G., Payton, C.J. and McCabe, C.B., 2015. Reliability of the Elliptical Zone Method of Estimating Body Segment Parameters of Swimmers. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 14 (1), 215-224.