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  • Weight-throw in international competition?

    The 35# weight throw should be in international competition, why isn't it?

  • #2
    Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

    Go to the USATF Indoor Meet and the World Indoors, its there. What we really need is midget tossing for distance and accuracy. that'll put fannies in the seats!

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    • #3
      Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

      >Go to the USATF Indoor Meet and the World
      >Indoors, its there.

      Check your facts. It's never been in the World Indoors. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of a weight throw competition outside of North America. It's an event invented in the US which never took off in the rest of the world.
      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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      • #4
        Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

        and even in old days the 35 lb weight throw was only indoors... the outdoor version was 56 lbs.; ask Bob Backus.....

        The 35 lb deal is a good enough winter training event for the Hammer Throwers; the outdoor 56 lb weight throw was abandoned back in the late 50's I think.

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        • #5
          Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

          I just don't think the 15.86 kilo weight throw will ever catch on.

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          • #6
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            >I just don't think the 15.86 kilo weight throw
            will ever catch on.<

            Why not? The 7.26kg shot and hammer have caught on.

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            • #7
              Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

              >>In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of a weight
              >throw competition outside of North America. It's
              >an event invented in the US which never took off
              >in the rest of the world.>>

              A quick look at TAFWA's all-time indoor book shows that "no competition outside North American" isn't remotely true (albeit w/ a 15kg weight). Russians, French, Czechs, all represented there, marks as far back as 1970.

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              • #8
                Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                If the IAAF can include multis at World Indoors, there's no reason they can't also have the weight.

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                • #9
                  Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                  >>>In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of a
                  >weight
                  >throw competition outside of North
                  >America. It's
                  >an event invented in the US which
                  >never took off
                  >in the rest of the world.>>

                  A
                  >quick look at TAFWA's all-time indoor book shows
                  >that "no competition outside North American"
                  >isn't remotely true (albeit w/ a 15kg weight).
                  >Russians, French, Czechs, all represented there,
                  >marks as far back as 1970.

                  I only said I couldn't remember any competitions outside of North America in the event, not that there haven't EVER been any. In any case, in this season's top list on the IAAF site, there are 66 athletes and not a single result achieved outside of North America. Maybe there were some competitions elsewhere in the 1970s, but as far as I know, there ain't none nowadays. Thus there is absolutely no way the IAAF can include it in any major championships in the near future - it would need to gain some international popularity first.

                  With that said, I believe it's a legitimate event (as indoor version of the hammer throw) and I would welcome its addition to more international meets. As it is, the throwers (apart from shot putters) have no competitive opportunities during the indoor season, so giving some to hammer throwers is a good thing.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                    The European hammer throwers use the weight for training purposes.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                      even though the US and more generally, North America, are the only places where the weight throw is trained as an event, IT STILL IS AN EVENT IN INDOOR T&F! It should have always been in international competitions, and it certainly should be included now. Maybe if the IAAF valued the weight throw and put it in meets, Europeans would start to get peeved that the US and Canada sweep the weight throw every meet, and they would start training it as an event; therefore increasing it's international popularity.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                        Does anybody know if T & F News had a writeup in 1987 on Scott Hartman, U of Tennessee freshman, who was hit outside the sector by a 16 lb. hammer at a meet in Kentucky, in a coma for 36 years, and just died last week?
                        If anyone has the issue date if T & F News reported the incident taking place in 1987, or has links to current 2003 followup mentions, I would appreciate it.

                        ( I know, this isn't exactly relevant to the title of this post- or is it??)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                          >Does anybody know if T & F News had a writeup in
                          >1987 on Scott Hartman, U of Tennessee freshman,
                          >who was hit outside the sector by a 16 lb. hammer
                          >at a meet in Kentucky, in a coma for 36 years,
                          >and just died last week?
                          If anyone has the
                          >issue date if T & F News reported the incident
                          >taking place in 1987, or has links to current
                          >2003 followup mentions, I would appreciate
                          >it.

                          ( I know, this isn't exactly relevant to
                          >the title of this post- or is it??)


                          scroll back to a 11/14 posting on this message board for some information that might be of interest, maybe you did not see it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Weight-throw in international competition?

                            speaking of that huge mountain of a ball
                            I'll bet you guys that the world record will be broken this year!!!

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                            • #15
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                              Um, i can pretty much GUARANTEE that the women's weight throw world record will be shattered this year!
                              If I didn't have to worry about my NCAA eligibility, I'd bet the farm on it.
                              -Marie

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