Athletes in action: the official International Amateur Athletic Federation book on track and field techniques
Shows the correct form for a variety of Olympic sports, including hurdles, high jump, pole vault, long jump, shot, discus, hammer, and javelin
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1983 world championships acceleration Alberto Cova angle ankle approach run arm action athlete athlete's axis backward baton biomechanical body bodyweight centre of gravity coach competition crossbar developed discus distance drive effective elbow exercises extension fast flexion force frames 11 ground hammer throwing heel horizontal hurdler hurdles incoming runner javelin jumper knee landing last stride lead leg left arm left foot left leg long jump lower maximum momentum movement muscles outgoing runner Overleaf path pelvis photo-sequence plant pole bend pole vaulting race walking rear record holder relaxed relay release rhythm right foot right leg Robert de Castella rotation run-up sequence shot shoulder single-support phase slightly speed starting position step Steve Ovett straight supporting leg supporting phase swing take-off foot take-off leg take-off point technical technique thrower throwing arm tion track and field triple jump trunk turn upward USSR Valeri Borzov vaulter velocity vertical world record