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��stepping action during the turn is fast. The right foot steps to the left and over the left foot with a light quick spring, then the left swings around to complete the turn.

���The stepping action during the txim is fast; the right foot steps to the left and over the left foot with a light quick spring, then the left swings around to complete the turn

��All throws, to be valid, must fall within a 90 deg. sector marked on the ground.

A fair throw is when no part of the body of the competitor touches the ground out- side the circle.

It is also a foul if the competitor steps on the circle or leaves the circle before his throw has been marked.

Each competitor has three trial throws, and the best five, three more. Each com- petitor is credited with the best of all his throws.

The measurement of the throws is from the nearest edge of the first mark made by the head of the hammer to the inside cir- cumference of the circle on a line from such mark made by the hammer to the center of circle.

��Letting go of the hammer in an attempt, or touching the ground outside the circle with any portion of the body while the hammer is in hand, constitutes a foul throw, which is not measured but which counts as a throw.

In hammer throwing, if the hammer breaks while in the air, it is not considered a throw.

Practice throwing three times a week, and on the other days do some sprinting, jumping and jogging. Beginners should not attempt the throw with a turn until familiar with the no-turn style. In start- ing to learn the turn do so without the hammer. After a while use some light object, and then gradually increase the weight until the full weight is reached.

���Throwing the javelin is no different from throwing any other object of the same weight except that it must be thrown so that the point strikes the ground first before any part of the staff touches

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