Discus throwing belongs to the category of athletics disciplines. The meaning of this sport is to throw at a range of a special projectile – the disk. This requires athletes to quickly coordinate their movements and excellent physical fitness.
Rules and requirements
Participants in official competitions must perform a throw from a circle with a diameter of 2.5 m. The throw distance is calculated from the outer circumference of the zone to the first point of the disc’s fall. The standard projectile weight for men is 2 kg, for women – 1 kg, for juniors – 1.5 kg. The diameter of the disc is 20 cm for men and 18 cm for women. Continue reading
Pole vaulting refers to the vertical technical form of athletics. In this sport, the jumper must pass over the bar with the help of a special pole, without overturning it. To date, pole vaults are included in the Olympic program and in the track and field athletics all-around among men and women. This is a very popular and recognizable discipline throughout the world.
Pole vaulting can be called the most extraordinary technical type of athletics, because to achieve the goal the athlete needs to use foreign objects. Professional jumpers must have endurance, a well-developed muscular system and undergo complete gymnastic training. Otherwise, they will not be able to claim high places in rating international tournaments. Continue reading
Rowing slalom is a variety of kayaking and canoeing. The essence of this discipline is to overcome at a speed a section of a rapids river marked by special gates. Artificial routes are sometimes used as an analogue of the river. The main requirement for them is the flow rate of water, which should be at least 2 m / s.
The International Rowing and Canoe Federation (ICF) is promoting the world of rowing slalom. Her responsibilities also include organizing all major international tournaments in this sport, helping the regions to develop discipline and working with sponsors. Headquartered in Lausanne. The ICF includes more than a hundred representative offices of national federations. Continue reading