Monday, October 24, 2011

Hola desde Guadalajara

A Good Showing from Guadalajara.  I am watching a little ESPN3 on the XBox and updating on how Amber did throwing against the other women of the world.  In the clip that I recorded she took second place with a great throw. I am a little biased but I think she threw 70 meters but..... the judges gave her 69.93..... I am wondering about calibration of their instruments but that is just the engineer in me.  Here are the official results Women's Hammer Throw Finals. Good Job lil Sis!!

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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