Amanda Bingson is one of the top female hammer throwers in the US right now. Here is a video of her thoughts as she prepares to compete for a spot on the Olympic Team this summer.
Youtube user UNDthrows, posted a great video of each throw from the men’s hammer competition at the division 1 national meet at Drake this past weekend.
Rachel’s “Why I Throw” video is now up. I think it turned out great! Check it out below.
Here’s another great video from Didier Poppe. This video features French National Hammer Coach Gilles Dupray, working with some athletes. He is speaking French in the video, but even if you don’t know French, you can see the positions and posture he is working on with the athletes. He likes to be right up close and personal, having to duck out of the way of winds a couple of times.
This week instead of a specific drill for the drill of the week, I’m highlighting the importance of the wind and the entry in the hammer throw. Hammerthrow.org has a great photo sequence and analysis of Yuriy Sedykh’s, (the current men’s world record holder in the hammer), winds and entry.
Many regard Yuriy as one of the best technicians to ever throw the hammer and was incredibly consistent with his marks over 80 meters. Check it out here.