Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nationals Here We Come!

Indoor season has blew by me! I can't believe the season will be over this weekend. Sunday March 1 will be the AT&T USA Track and Field Indoor Championships! They are being held in Boston, MA at the Reggie Lewis Center. I'm looking forward to a great competition against some of the top women in the US. This will be the first time this season that we will have the chance to go head to head! So I'm really excited to compete because I've been having some of the best practices of my life this week. The work that Dr. V and I are doing is really paying off. My technique feels even better than it did in Beijing so I can't wait to see what kind of numbers get put up. The championships will be televised on ESPN2 from 5-7pm on the 1st. If you don't see the results on ESPN2 of course you can check back here for my take on the competition.

On a side note, its never to early to start preparing for the London 2012 Olympics. So we have a new addition to the site. There is a store where you can purchase Team Campbell t-shirts and sweat shirts! The proceeds will go to assist training and competition expenses. Thanks for your continued support!

Love and Blessings,

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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