Field Events in Action
Ages 6 to 9 years. This book provides beginners with an in-depth look at these exciting Olympic events. Children will read about both throwing events, such as javelin and discus throws, and jumping events, such as the long jump and pole vault. Vivid pictures and step-by-step instructions cover such topics as: different field-event competitions; rules and scoring systems of each field event; how to handle the equipment safely; ways to build strength.
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Ancient Olympics ankle athlete throws athlete who clears athlete's body athletes compete backward coach compete to jump cross-steps crossbar decathlon discus throw distance dominant hand farther Field athletes field event fifteen seconds floor foot foul line front glide technique grip end ground Hammer throw head height heptathlon high jump High jumpers hip forward hitch kick Hold for fifteen Hold the stretch hurdles jump area Jumping rope knee landing pit left leg leg forward lift long jump move Multi-event competitions Olympic Games one-and-a-half pole vault box push the shot right leg running sand sector shoes shot put shoulder shown singlet Spin sprint starting position stop-board stretch Stand swing your arms takeoff board takeoff leg takeoff mark throw the javelin thrower Throwing and jumping throwing arm throwing circle throwing events track events Track-and-field events Track-and-field meets training drills triple jump athlete turn your body upright bar vaulter Women compete Young athletes