The USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund was started by Harold Connolly in 2005 to help provide resources to promising youth athletes. We are proud to announce that the program is back and is now accepting applications.
At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, the US had two female hammer throw finalists for the first time in World Championship history. Jessica Cosby placed seventh and Amber Campbell placed eleventh. In 2011, both throwers have once again qualified for the world championships and have both improved their personal bests this year.
The hammer throw was the lead item in the New York Times sports section on 26 June 2011. Author Isolde Raftery looks in depth at the culture of the event and how many philosophically minded individuals are drawn to it.
Please join us for an Exhibition/Open Competition and Instructional Clinic for Youth Hammer Throwers. No experience with the hammer throw is required for the clinic.
The USATF will be voting on a rule change that will allow 13 and 14 year olds to throw the hammer. We need your help to rally support for this rule change.
The new Hammer Throw.org continues to provide the most in depth information about the hammer throw on the internet. From learning how to throw to finding the latest technical articles, we have it all.
August 18th marked the passing of the greatest figure in the history of hammer throwing: Olympic gold medalist Harold Connolly passed away.