Hammer Throw History From Past to Present

Another well-known event on the track and field competition is hammering. This type of sport was developed many centuries ago in England, Ireland, and Scotland. The incident of throwing a hammer can be traced back to the time when the Tailteann Games were taking place in Tara, Ireland in the year 2000 D. This hero was known for holding the wheel of a wheelbarrow in a car and was able to throw it to a distance farther than anyone can throw. The myth became a bit of a myth and is also called part of the history of hammer throwing.

Over time, the festival would later become very popular in the middle ages. In the eighteenth century the game at that time was a major part of court competitions in England, Scotland and Ireland. The hammers are made of stainless steel after which the weight was not an issue in this case. The length of its handle was 3 to 4 feet.

The event is performed by a runner who grabs and moves an object above the head and throws it as far as he can with a runner standing in the same position. The throw distance was measured behind a line where the runners stood marked on the field. The longest distance to be cast at that time was one hundred and thirty to one hundred and forty feet.

The British would then measure the festival in 1875 by setting this object weighing 16 kilograms. Height up to 3 feet and 6 inches. A hammer was thrown into the circle of the runner who could stand inside before throwing something.

In 1895 a new hammer was developed. It was thrown in three jumps. The wooden handle was later replaced by a metal handle attached to a pair of holders.

This sporting event in 1900 was included in the Olympic Games, today a major part of the track and court. One thing that has changed is the section as it is now 34.92 degrees.


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