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Hammer Throw



In the legend, the concept of hammer thrashing up to 2000BCs and Tara, include Tallinn games in Ireland, where Celtic warrior Culchulainn caught a chariot wheel by his axle, made it around his head and threw a big distance.

The wheel was later replaced with a boulder attached to a wooden handle and the sledgehammer was used in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages. In the drawing of 16th century, English King Henry VIII showed a blacksmith's hammer thrown.

The first time in 1900 Olympics men took part in Paris, but the first global competition for women was the 1999 IAAF World Champions.

How It Works

Athletes throw a metal ball (16lb / 7.26kg for men, 4kg / 8.8lb for women), which is not more than 1.22 meters when the steel wire grip comes, while seven- Feet (2.135m) stays inside the diameter circle.

To be measured for throwing, the ball should move inside a marked 35-degree sector and the athlete should not go into the circle, before it is landed, and then half of the back of the circle.

The thrower usually makes three or four spins before throwing a ball. Athletes will usually toss competition every four or six times. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the athlete with the next best effort.

Did You Know

When Karl-Hans Rehim of Germany made a world record of 78.50 meters in a meeting in the German city of Rehalnain on May 19, 1975, all his six throw was better than previous world records of 76.66 meters.
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