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Author: Dr. Rajkumar Sharma

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doi no.: 05-2016-44975451

Former Chief National Gymnastic Coach, SAI Training Centre Indore (M.P.) established by  SAI,   Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi


The purpose of this study was to  investigates the  correlation between performance and anxiety in sports. This study also  includes a discussion the theoretical concept   of anxiety and  way of  relationship with  sports performance.. This concept of  research conducted on the correlation between performance and anxiety in sports is discussed. The anxiety has an effect of anxiety on performance of athletes during a competition.  A review of related literature of  cognitive-behavioral treatments, is used for reduction of anxiety and increase the sports performance in sports.  The  are achieved by An individual in sports can achieve the top  performance  through psychological states  i.e. depression, anger, fatigue, confusion high levels of vigor and  low level of tension. It is therefore necessary to consider all aspects of psychological functioning of  an athlete if sport psychologies are to have a maximum impact.

During the symptoms  like  short of breath, sweating, shaking or high heart beat rate, an athlete  can lose his concentration in his task in competition. Athlete can loose his confidence He did  not able to  complete his task or for the success.  During this moment, he will have to understand that how anxiety is effecting his performance and what is relationship between them. Anxiety can effect his performance in many ways i.e. physiological, cognitive and behavioural ways. When the body of an athletes in tension and under high blood pressure, then he can not coordinate with his action of skill. In this situation movements may be jerky which will effect the performance in negative  way.

Keywords: Anxiety, stress, tension, sport performance, psychological factors.


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