Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Athletic Events

An Overview Of Athletic Eventshttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Fidt8xrjGbk/Spvxp4p1dnI/AAAAAAAADjQ/3P3s8C6VgqY/s400/canadagamesthur_1421.JPGAthletic events refer to various competitions involving basic movements such as running, jumping, and throwing. They include Track Events, Field Events, Combined Events, and Road Races.

Running

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Speed events wherein participants race on a 400m circular track.

Starting method of sprints – Crouching start

Various finish postures

Relays

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Events wherein a group of four persons run in a relay passing a Baton between athletes in designated areas.

Advantageous distance for baton touch

Hurdles, Steeplechases

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Events wherein runners are required to clear a specified number of obstacles throughout the race

Structure of huddles

Structure of Steeplechases

Jump postures



Jump Events

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01. Long Jump
Athletes run a specified distance on the runway and take the laststep on one foot in order to jump the furthest distance possible.
02. High Jump
An event wherein the athlete runs a predetermined distance and powers themselves, then jumps over the suspended bar on two vertically set poles

Back postures

03. Pole Vault
An event where athletes run along a predetermined runway with a pole, then are required to stick the pole into a box to support their body and vault themselves as far over the preset bar as possible.
04. Triple Jump
An event that originated in Ireland wherein the athlete jumps three times straight to compete for the total longest distance covered.

Throwing Events

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01. Javelin Throw
Athletes must attempt to throw a javelin as far as possible (800-825g for men; 600-625g for women) and compete for the longest distance covered

Javelin throwing postures

Javelin throwing circle

02. Discus Throw
An event wherein the athlete, from a 2.5-meter boundary, turns their body to throw the discus as far as possible to compete for the longest distance covered
03. Shot Put
A Throwing Event wherein the athlete, from a circle with a diameter of 2.135m, throws the heavy Shot Put to compete for the longest distance covered.

Ideal hammer throwing postures

Hammer and hammer field specifications

Marathon

A longest possible road event wherein the athletes run a distance of 42.195Km (26 miles and 385 yards), deemed as the limitation of human physical strength

Race Walk

An event wherein the athlete walks with either foot not being lifted from the ground while walking to compete for the fastest speed.
Overview (A total of 47 events)
Events Men’s (24) Women’s (23)
Track
Events
(24)
Sprints 100m, 200m, 400m 100m, 200m, 400m
Middle Distance 800m, 1500m 800m, 1500m
Long Distance 5000m, 10000m 5000m, 10000m
Relays 4×100m, 4×400m 4×100m, 4×400m
Hurdles 110mH, 400mH 100mH, 400mH
Steeplechase 3000m Steeplechase 3000m Steeplechase
Field
Events
(16)
Jumps Long Jump, High Jump,
Triple Jump, Pole Vault
Long Jump, High Jump,
Triple Jump, Pole Vault
Throws Javelin Throw, Discus Throw,
Shot Put, Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw, Discus Throw,
Shot Put, Hammer Throw
Road Races (5) Marathon, 20km Race Walk,
50km Race Walk
Marathon, 20km Race Walk,
Combined Events (2) Decathlon
Day 1
100m, Long Jump,
Shot Put, High Jump, 400m
Heptathlon
Day 1
100mH, High Jump,
Shot Put, 200m
Day 2
110mH, Discus Throw,
Pole Vault, Javelin Throw, 1500m
Day 2
Long Jump, Javelin Throw, 800m

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