Track and Field throwing and mixed events have 5
events: Discus, Hammer Throw, Javelin,
Heptathlon, and Decathlon.
Discus. The Discus is
made of wood and metal. The men's discus is 22 cm. In diameter and weighs
2 kg. The
women's discus is 18 cm. In diameter and weighs 1 kg. The discuss is held flat against the palm and the
forearm, and is thrown by an athlete who stands in a throwing circle 2.5 m. in diameter. The athlete turns
one-and-a-half times inside the circle before releasing the discus. Athletes must not leave the circle until the
discuss has landed.
Hammer Throw. The hammer
is a 7.26 kg. Metal ball attached to a 121.5 cm. Of steel wire with a
handle. It is thrown by the athlete from inside a throwing circle 2.1 m. in diameter. The thrower swings the
hamme in an arch and at the same time spins his body around before letting go of the hammer. Athletes must
not leave the circle until the hammer has landed.
Javelin. A javelin for
men must weigh 8.00 g. and be 2.6 to 2.7 m. long. The women's javelin must
weigh .600 g. and measure 2.2 to 2.3 m. long. The shaft can be wood or metal, but the tip is always steel. For
a throw to be successful, the metal tip must break the turf. Javelin throwers wear spikes and sprint down a
runway to a line from where they must throw the javelin from over their shoulder. If they cross the line, the
throw is not counted.
decathlon is a two-day event. On the first day the athletes compete in
a 100 m. spring, long jump, shot put, high jump, and a 400 m. race. On
the second day they compete in a 110 meter hurdle event, discus, pole vault,
javelin, and a 1,500 m. run. The winner of the Decathlon is the person
with the most points.
Heptathlon. This is also
a two-day event. On the first day the athletes compete in a 200 m. run,
m. hurdle event, high jump and shot put. On the second day they throw a javelin, long jump, and race 800 M.
The winner of the Heptathlon has the most points (how tallied??)
Shot Put. The shot
is a solid metal ball and weighs 7.26 kg. For men, and 4 kg. For women.
The athlete holds the shot in his/her hand, resting it against thek"wshoulder.
After a series of hops or spins inside a 2.1 m.
diameter putting circle, the athlete crouches and springs, pushing the shot into the air. The athlete must stay
within the circle during the throw.
|BOXING||TRACK AND FIELD RUNNING EVENTS||TRACK AND FIELD JUMPING EVENTS||BASKETBALL|
|JUDO||PENTATHLON||SUMMER OLYMPICS||WINTER OLYMPICS|