Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Inverness Highland Games - 14

Here we see a successful throw!

Throwing the weight for height was originally practiced in farmyards where an object such as a barrel top would be suspended from a pulley at the hay loft or alternatively from the branch of a tree.At the Inverness Games the weight is 42 pounds (3 stone) wit an attached handle. It is thrown over a bar on stands, as used in the pole vault. Three consecutive failures at any weight eliminate the thrower from the contest.

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