Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Three Peat!!

This weekend I won my third straight USA indoor national championship! I was really excited for the competition, and it felt great right from the start. My first throw was one of my best of the season and it just kept rolling from there. The winning throw was 24.43m (80'2") which was short of the world record by about a meter. So all in all it was a great indoor season that ended on a high note. I had the opportunity to compete in front of a great crowd, got to see my family, and enjoy the fruits of my labor! Thanks to everyone for your continued support! I'll be opening up my outdoor season at CCU on March 20th at the Shamrock Invitational. So check back again for those results.

Love and Blessings,

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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