THROWS: HAMMER THROW, SHOT PUT, DISCUS THROW, JAVELIN THROW
HAMMER THROW – The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin throw. The “hammer” used in this sport is not like any of the tools also called by that name. It consists of a metal ball attached by a steel wire to a grip. The size of the ball varies between men’s and women’s competitions.
SHOT PUT – The shot put is a track and field event involving “putting” (pushing rather than throwing) a heavy spherical ball, the shot as far as possible. In open competitions the men’s shot weighs 7.260 kilograms, and the women’s shot weighs 4 kilograms. Junior, school, and master’s competitions often use different weights of shots, typically below the weights of those used in open competitions.
DISCUS THROW – The discus throws also known as disc throw, is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc called a discus to mark a farther distance than their competitors. The event consists of throwing a lenticular disc of a certain weight or size depending on the competitor. Men and women throw different sized discus with varying sizes of weights depending on age.
JAVELIN THROW – The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.50 m in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower gains momentum by running within a predetermined area. Javelin throwing is an event of both the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon.