The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum length 4 ft (1.22 m)) to a handle.
The name "hammer throw" is derived from older competitions where an actual hammer was thrown. Such competitions are still part of the Scottish Highland Games, where the implement used is a steel or lead weight at the end of a cane handle.
Like other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the ball the farthest.
iSkills is a guide to the fundamental skills which are important to participate in the sport of Track & Field (Hammer).
Naturally enough, opinions vary as to how important each skill is to the sport.
The purpose of this guide is to help you think about the skills you have and the wide range of sports you have potential in.
Skill ratings are for comparing the importance of each skill, relative to the other skills required for this sport.
Comparing each skill's rating level with other sports is not advised.
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Some other Sports Requiring Similar Skills
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||High skill level required; creativity not so important.
||Instinct and training are more important than intelligence when participating.
||Sport depends mostly on each player's individual talents.
||Sport requires a local venue to be played.
|Cost of Participation
||Equipment and/or venue costs mean this sport is aimed at people with some money to spend.
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