Field events are the events which involve the throwing and throwing on the field where the height cleared and distance covered are measure to determine a winner.

Field events can be grouped two:

  1. THE THROWS: are all the events which involve the throwing of some implements for distance. These implements are called missiles.

Examples of throwing events are the followings;

  1. Shot put event
  2. Discus event

iii. Hammer event

  1. Javelin event

 

  1. THE JUMPS: are the events that involve jumping for height over a raised object or jumping for distance from a marked spot on a flat surface into a demarcated pit.
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Examples of jumping events are the followings;

  1. Long jump
  2. Triple jump
  3. Pole vault
  4. High jump

 

EQUIPMENTS AND FACILITIES FOR JUMPING EVENTS

  1. The measuring tape
  2. The run-way
  3. Red and white flags
  4. The landing pits
  5. Record sheets and writing materials
  6. Step board
  7. Cross bar and pegs
  8. Pole vault stick
  9. Land foam etc

 

WEIGHT SPECIFICATION FOR SHOT- PUT

Males——— 7.26kg

Females——- 4kg

 

  JAVELIN WEIGHT LENGTH

Males——–800gram   260—270cm

Females—–600gram    220—230cm

 

WEIGHT SPECIFICATION FOR DISCUS

Males——2kg

Females—–1kg

 

 GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT GUIDE THROWING EVENTS

  1. Any missile that lands outside the landing sector is a foul.
  2. Any throw taken outside the throwing sector is a foul
  3. The throwers are allowed to throw three times
  4. All throwers must commerce action only inside the circle or scratch line
  5. All throws must be thrown into one direction
  6. The measurement must be taken by placing the zero end of the tape on the ground where the missile first made contact with the ground.
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See also

DOMESTIC ACCIDENT

FIRST AID AND SAFETY EDUCATION

DANCE

RECREATION

Physical Fitness

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