Friday, July 29, 2016

Amber Campbell Day Friday August 5th!!!!

Myrtle Beach City Government
August 5 is “Amber Campbell Day” in the City of Myrtle Beach….
The Myrtle Beach City Council this week declared Friday, August 5, as “Amber Campbell Day,” in honor of this area’s three-time Olympian, Amber Campbell. A CCU graduate and local resident, Amber is participating in the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning August 5.
This is her third Olympic appearance, competing in the hammer throw. Amber recently won the 2016 Olympic Trials with a personal-best hammer throw of more than 240 feet, making her an Olympic medal contender for the 2016 Summer Games. Go Amber!
While at Coastal Carolina University, Amber was the Big South Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Year her last three seasons. She won 16 individual conference titles and was a five-time NCAA All-American in the hammer and weight throws. Amber graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology.


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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