Could finger length serve as a reliable predictor of athletic ability? Another experiment with five athletes – all specialized in 100 meters running… is John Manning able to predict the winner of the race?

SUMMARY OF VIDEO (TRANSLATION):

This video – broadcasted in Spanish language – includes e.g. scenes from Discovery Channel. Professor John T. Manning explains how finger length is related to athletic ability. Finger length ratios are established in utero under the influence of testosterone. Testosterone plays an important role in the early development of the heart and lungs – the ‘motor’ of every athlete! But it is very hard to say how much in utero testosterone is involved in the early development of individuals. However, the 2D:4D finger length provides an indication for the amount of in utero testosterone.

In the second half of this video Mannings describes that the five athletes all must have had large amounts of testosterone during their early development in the whomb – because their ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ is rather low (for males). But in only one athlete the ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ is exceptionally low – and Manning explains why he expects that this athlete (no.5) has the best chance to win the race.

Then the moment of truth arrives… the athletes are prepairing to start the race. Who will win? The movie shows clearly that athlete no.5 was by far able to make the fastest start… during the race athlete no.2 becomes very competing… but at the finish athlete no.5 is still ahead, and wins the race. Manning made the right prediction!

At the end of the video Manning explains his prediction again, but he also points out that the proceses in the womb do not explain everything.

Feel free to watch the video again – knowing the succesfull outcome of the experiment should make you enjoy watching this video, and it should be easy to remember the outcome again!!!

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John T. Manning – ‘the finger Professor’!
John T. Manning - 'the finger Professor'!

What does finger length say about athletic ability? In a BBC project “Secrets of the Sexes” John T. Manning risked his reputation by participating in an experiment with six athletes: all 5000 meters specialists… the outcome is simply astonishing!

Professor John T. Manning explains how finger length relates to testosterone & athletic behavior.

Professor John T. Manning explains:

“… What I should be able to do is look at the differences between the ring finger and index finger, and on that basis rank these runners: first, second, third, fourth and so on. In theory that should work.”

Comment voice explains:

“In practice we’re providing professor Manning with photocopies of the athletes hands. And in return he’s risking his reputation by providing us with the results of a race that has yet to be run.”

You can now learn more about the fascinating ‘2D:4D digit ratio’: take a look at the outcome of this rather remarkable experiment – you will likely enjoy it, and probably… you will remember the outcome easily!!! (starting at 2:05 of the youtube video)

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The hand of Usain Bolt – the fastest runner ever!

Usain Bolt has a low 2D:4D digit ratio.Jamaicans are known for having a low 2D:4D finger ratio.The olympic gold medal 4x 100m relay team from Jamaica.

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, female sprinters from Jamaica as well!

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, female sprinters from Jamaica as well!

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, a marker for sprint talent!

The 2008 olympics in Beijing pointed out that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bold is the fastest man on sprint ever! And last sunday he set another new world record 100m sprint at the Athletics World Championships 2009 Berlin.

How come that Jamaican sprinters run so fast?

Source: Why do Jamaicans run faster? It’s in their fingers!

SPRINT RESEARCH (2009)

Earlier this year research on the hands of sprinters pointed out that a long ring finger (low 2D:4D ratio) relates to a fast sprint – new photos indicate: both male sprinters AND female sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger!

BERLIN 2009 RESULTS OF JAMAICAN SPRINT-TEAM SO FAR:

• 2x Golden medal
(Usain Bolt – 100m sprint men, Shelly-Ann Fraser – 100m sprint women);
• 1x Silver medal
(Kerron Stewart – 100m sprint women);
• 1x Bronze medal
(Asafa Powell – 100m sprint men).

Female sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger as well, a marker for sprint talent.

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