hammer throw


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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The 23-year-old, who competed in hammer throw at the 2017 World Championships, also will contend in the NCAA discus on Saturday. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU senior Maggie Ewen wins NCAA outdoor shot put title," 7 June 2018 Four-time Olympic hammer throw Jud Logan battles leukemia. oregonlive.com, "Former Wilson High runner Alex Slenning, Oregon’s Eric Edwards star at U20 Championships: Oregon track & field rundown," 23 June 2019 Ewen will compete in all three throws at the U.S. Outdoor Championships, June 21-24 in Des Moines, in what amounts to her pro debut after missing out on a chance to defend her hammer throw title at the NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU's Maggie Ewen: Missing out on hammer throw made winning shot put, discus possible," 12 June 2018 Ewen will stick with those two events, scratching from hammer throw. Jeffrey Metcalfe, azcentral, "Houlihan returns to Iowa, Ewen makes pro debut at U.S. Outdoor Track Championships," 19 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of hammer throw

1898, in the meaning defined above

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