hammer throw

noun

Definition of hammer throw 

: a field event in which a usually 16-pound metal sphere attached to a flexible handle is thrown for distance

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Something good might come from Arizona State's Maggie Ewen not defending her hammer throw title at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "No hammer time, but ASU's Maggie Ewen will contend at NCAA Outdoor in shot put, discus," 5 June 2018 The study showed that women with elevated testosterone levels gained a competitive advantage from 1.78 percent to 4.53 percent in events like the 400 meters, the 400-meter hurdles, the 800 meters, the hammer throw and the pole vault. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "Caster Semenya Will Challenge Testosterone Rule in Court," 18 June 2018 Ewen won hammer throw, shot put and discus at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships and repeated as a three-time conference champion on May 12-13. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "No hammer time, but ASU's Maggie Ewen will contend at NCAA Outdoor in shot put, discus," 5 June 2018 By the time the new female recruits were ready for the Oxford-Cambridge varsity match, Margaret was doing the hammer throw, too. M.a.c. Lynch, courant.com, "Love Story: African Decathlete and American Rower On Love Safari," 10 June 2018 Minus Ewen, hammer throw was won by Mississippi's Janeah Stewart, who edged Northern Arizona's Brooke Andersen by two inches with a throw of 239-3. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU senior Maggie Ewen wins NCAA outdoor shot put title," 7 June 2018 Johanna Gretschel of FloTrack recaps college track and field's weekend, beginning with the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge and noting some hammer throws by Maggie Ewen and Brooke Andersen. OregonLive.com, "Portland Track editorializes for Hayward's east grandstand: Oregon track & field rundown," 26 Mar. 2018 In the junior college ranks, Dennis ranked third nationally in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw at Coffeyville heading into the NJCAA national outdoor track meet this week in El Dorado, Kansas. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Timber Creek shows its respect for a fallen Falcon | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 In Shen’s favored scenario, a pair of white dwarfs pirouettes together, gathering speed until, just before merging, one of them acquires enough material to explode and the other is released into space like a ball in an Olympic hammer throw. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, "One of the Milky Way’s fastest stars is an invader from another galaxy," 8 May 2018

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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