Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Going Down!

Today's finally here! I get the chance to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Team! If you want to catch it online go to: The broadcast should start at 12:15 pst? Send up your prayers and positive energy because this will be a great competition! Love and Blessings, Amber

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stop! Hammer Time!

I don't think I've heard as many reference's or jokes about MC Hammer since the 90's as I have in the last few months.  But at least people are talking, and actually talking about the hammer! They're talking because in less than a week the USA will have its 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials!!! The festivities will kick off with us Women battling it out in Beaverton at the Nike World Headquarters on Thursday. Its going to be a great comp with about 25 of us going at it for the 3 spots to represent Team USA in London. Check for more information on tv times, results, pictures and tons of other info you might want to know. Also, check back here for random videos, pictures, interview, and other craziness as I spend this last week gearing up for a great fight!

Love and Long Throws,

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Throws Information

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