Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In Eugene and Ready to Go

Amber arrived in Eugene Oregon @ 3PM  and is checked in with USATF Officials.  
She feeling fantastic and full of energy.   The Buzz is in the air.  Looking forward to competing in front of a sold out crowd.  
USATF take the Top 12 throwers from Qualifiers to the Finals.  Automatic Qualifier is 68.5 meters to reach Finals.
It is anybody's game out there in Eugene.  The top women in the country are out to do there best.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Sending Amber some "annspiration" from Wilmington, NC. Give her some love from all the little Weavers too. We are so proud and can't wait till she gets that much deserved ticket to Bejing!!!! Keep us posted - thanks for everything - Ann

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Throwing formats
In Olympic throwing events -- men's and women's shot put, discus, hammer and javelin -- the competition begins with a qualifying round in which the entire field is divided into two or more groups. In this round, competitors take turns attempting to reach a pre-set distance that automatically advances them to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes meet the distance required from direct qualification, the 12 competitors with the best throws, plus any athletes tying for 12th, advance to the final. In the final round, competitors take turns until each has attempted three throws. At this point, the top eight-ranked competitors (plus ties) receive three more throws. The best throw of the six is counted and the athlete with the longest throw is declared the winner. In case of a tie, the second-best throw is consulted.

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor
Amber takes Gold at the Indoor Nationals

Olympic Trials 2008

Celebrating with the Campbell's

Indoor Championship 2009