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A Study on Morphological Characteristics and Physical Fitness of Hammer Throwers In India |

Mast Ram, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


A throw is built upon four components, each part beingequally critical to the success of the throw. A throw is accomplished byperforming a series of winds, an entry into the turns, followed by three tofour turns, ending in the release of the implement. Athletes alternate betweensingle and double foot support as they move through the turns of the throw.Errors in any of the four components negatively affects the distance theimplement is thrown. Proper technique is crucial to each throw. This dependsupon some qualities i.e. speed, quickness of legs and co-ordination combinedwith a gymnastic type application of power are the major qualities vital to thisevent.