Club throw

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The club throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a wooden club. The event is one of the four throwing events, along with discus, javelin and shot put of the Summer Paralympics. It is the Paralympic equivalent of the hammer throw.[1] The club throw was introduced for both men and women at the first Summer Paralympic Games in 1960. It was dropped from the women's programme from the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona but was reinstated for London 2012.

Sport rules[edit]

The club

Like other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the club the farthest, though when the event is contested by athletes of different disability classifications, such as the Paralympics, the result is decided by a points score. The club for men and women weighs a minimum of 397 grams (14.0 oz) and is normally made from wood with a metal base.[2] The athlete sits in a frame in a throwing area which is within a marked circle between 2.135 and 2.50 metres (7 ft 0 in and 8 ft 2 in) in diameter. The frame is common for each competitor and is rigid.[2] The sport is contested at the Paralympics by athletes in the F31, F32 and F51 classes.

Records[edit]

As of 2012 the world record for the men's club in the 32 class is held by Mourad Idoudi, who threw 35.77 metres (117 ftin) at the Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China on 15 September 2008. The men's record in the 51 class is held by Radim Běleš, who recorded a distance of 26.00 metres (85 ftin) at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic on 19 August 2000.

As of 2012 the world record for the women's club in the 32 class is held by Kyoko Sato, who threw 21.39 metres (70 ft 2 in) in Busan, South Korea on 30 October 2002. The women's record in the 51 class is held by Catherine O'Neill, who recorded a distance of 15.83 metres (51 ft 11 in) at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic on 18 August 2000.

Paralympics[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Location Open to Gold Class Distance
(points)
Silver Class Distance
(points)
Bronze Class Distance
(points)
1984 New York, United States 1A  Bart Dodson (USA) 1A 23.54  Franicsco de las Fuentes (MEX) 1A 21.44   S. Wilkins  (USA) 1A 21.12
1988 Seoul, South Korea 1A  Edund Weber (FRG) 1A 23.44  Jose Danile Haylan (ARG) 1A 18.28  Paolo D'Agostini (ITA) 1A 17.50
1992 Barcelona, Spain C6  Dae Kwan Kim (KOR) C6 51.58 WR  Keith Gardner (GBR) C6 43.78  S. Da Costa Neto (BRA) C6 43.50
1996 Atlanta, United States F50  Stephen Miller (GBR) F50 25.84 WR  James Richardson (GBR) F50 22.75  Aaron Little (USA) F50 20.65
2000 Sydney, Australia F51  Stephen Miller (GBR) F51 27.74  Takefumi Anryo (JPN) F51 26.88  Ahmed Kamal (BRN) F51 26.08
2004 Athens, Greece F32/F51  Stephen Miller (GBR) F32 33.53
(1133)
 Radim Beles (CZE) F51 25.44
(993)
 Karim Betina (ALG) F32 29.17
(986)
2008 Beijing, China F32/F51  Mourad Idoudi (TUN) F32 35.77
(1125) WR
 Stephen Miller (GBR) F32 34.37
(1081)
 Jan Vanek (CZE) F51 25.29
(1063)
2012 London, Great Britain F51  Zeljko Dimitrijevic (SRB) F51 26.88
(1010) WR
 Radim Běleš (CZE) F51 26.67
(1004)
 Lahouari Bahlaz (ALG) F32 36.31
(1003)

Women[edit]

Games Location Open to Gold Class Distance (points) Silver Class Distance (points) Bronze Class Distance (points)
1960 Rome, Italy A  Maria Scutti (ITA) A 19.10  Anna Maria Galimberti (ITA) A 17.82  Manette Berger-Waldenegg (AUT) A 17.32
1960 Rome, Italy B  Maria Scutti (ITA) B 20.07  Marlene Muhlendyck (FRG) B 19.42  Anna Maria Galimberti (ITA) B 19.11
1960 Rome, Italy C  Zander (FRG) C 26.62  Daphne Ceeney (AUS) C 21.11  Maria Scutti (ITA) C 20.21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club throw". channel4.com. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "IPC Athletics Rules and Regulations,". IPC. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.