Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Saga Continues

Happy New Year!

I know its almost February, but better late than never right?! LOL! 2010 is going to be a very exciting year and things are off to a great start! I opened my indoor season last weekend at Chapel Hill with a throw of 23.42m(76ft10in). I was very happy with that throw and I felt like it was a really solid series. I love throwing at that venue because its so intimate and friendly. That meet was the perfect setup for yesterday's competition in New York. I threw at the 103rd Millrose Games where I set a new meet record of 24.30m(79ft+)! We had a good crowd, that gave us competitors a lot of energy. And a special bonus for me was my brother Donnie was there cheering me on! I love when I get to throw in front of my family. Anyway, this meet is part of the Visa Championships that will conclude at the US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM on February 27, 2010! Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers!

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