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India Make A History Of Athletics

India has been created history by breaking the 52-year Commonwealth Games gold medal jinx with Krishna Poonia win the yellow metal in the discus throw women, becoming the first woman to win a medal Commowealth Games gold to his country.

India swept the event with Harwit Kaur and National record holder Seema Antille respectively.Poonia win silver and bronze with gold, which he won by throwing the discus with 61.51m, was the first gold for ‘Flying Sikh Milkha Singh Gold 440 Yard Race in Cardiff the 1958th Harwit came with a 60.61m effort, a little below his season best 60.66m, while the National record holder Seema Antille threw the discussion at a distance of 58.46m.

There was disappointment for fans of Indian women’s 800m final as a medal prospect Tintu Luka has not finished on the podium after finishing sixth in 2:01:25, well below his season and personal best 1:59:17. The protégé of the legendary PT Usha led the field in the first game, but failed to preserve his energy for the finale, which took the lead. She ran very fast at first, and she could not keep pace on the last lap.

Steven Lewis in England, which eventually won the silver medal, pulled out when Hooker has decided to increase his effort.There was disappointment for fans of Indian women’s 800m final as a medal prospect Tintu Luka has not finished on the podium after finishing sixth in 2:01:25, well below his season and personal best 1:59:17. The protégé of the legendary PT Usha led the field in the first game, but failed to preserve his energy for the finale, which took the lead.

quartet of women Jauna Murmu, Sini Jose, Chitra K Soman and Ashwini Akkunji won her heat in 3:32:52 to qualify for finals. India had won a silver in women’s 4X400m relay in 2006 Melbourne Games.The men’s 4X400m relay quartet of K Puthanpurakkal, Bibin Mathew, P Jayakumar and Shake Mortaja finished fourth in the heats in 3:06.30 to qualify for the final.

Men’s 4×100 meter relay team also, India has won a number of heat in the national registry to obtain the final timing 39.00secs. men’s 1500 meter qualifying round, however, Chatholi Hamza ran a season best of 3:4472, but failed to qualify for the finals after finishing ninth.Indians also highlighted the men behind the pole vault, where Gajanan Upadhyay finishing ninth by clearing 4.80m, while the man was convicted of not mark.


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How to Help Your Children Develop Into Athletics

My siblings and I spent every summer of our childhood on my grandfather’s small farm: one pig, one milk cow, a dozen chickens, and 10 acres of crops. Ninety per cent of our days were spent outside. We walked, ran, and climbed endlessly with only breaks for food and wash ups.

When our playmate Jerry got a new pony we all ran several miles to see the animal at the Baxter Farm and we ran back to gramp’s afterward. Our enthusiasm lifted our efforts. If we tired then we slowed, or sat for spell to throw stones, or pick flowers, etc.

All of us played organized sports in school and my older brother continued playing in college. Our young lungs, hearts, and legs developed with the plentiful exercise in the country. The physical effort in a regular sports game was much less then that consumed by our play time in the wild.

The lessons learned during my formative years were applied to my two sons during their childhood. There was no longer a farm upon which to turn them loose. There is however fine alternatives in which my sons participated.

First, a young child should be capable of more strenuous play about the age of seven. Preferably, this physical development is undertaken by a parent or at least under the watch of a parent for all the obvious reasons.

Once they reached second grade, I introduced my children to swimming, baseball, soccer, basketball, and football. This began during family play time. After several months with dad in “training” the child begins to show a preference in achievement and favored interests among the sport options. The children began to request more of one sport then we began to turn them loose for longer periods of physical activity under supervision.

We asked them to choose two (2) sports to play in an organized league. Here the discipline of the game and learning to deal properly with adult authority added to their over all growth. Never did we force their participation in any activity. We only supported their efforts with positive comments on their efforts as well as for their team mates, coaches, and officials. The whole idea is about good health and good fun in sportsmanship!

The key to acquiring athletic skill starts with running and overall body fitness. The childhood eagerness for fun drives this achievement. The coordination and balance comes from energetic play with other children.

The main difference among athletes is more heart and mind issues. This is character building. Good parenting, and good coaching are essential here. Here the children must be lead by example.

So about second grade or so get them active outside the house. Expose then to several sports over a summer. Allow the child to be free in such activities with peers while under responsible watch. Let the child’s interest and ability direct them to organized team play. Then support, encourage, and reward positive behavior. This is proper athletics.

You’ll be proud and the child will become most confident in general society.

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This Year’s Premier Strength Athletics Competition

Once again, this year’s Worlds Strongest Man tournament will be sponsored by whey protein manufacturer Met-Rx, the leader in sports nutrition. The event will be held at Wingate University in North Carolina, the first university to ever host the world’s premier strength athletics competition.

The World’s Strongest Man has to be accepted as the biggest event of its kind every year, with athletes taking part in a brutal contest. Events include pulling trucks and lifting cars. In the end, one athlete will be crowned Worlds Strongest man.

The competition has run for 34 years now, making it a real landmark on the weight lifting circuit. The competition is broadcast on television throughout the world each year. Some of the previous exotic destinations where Worlds Strongest Man has been held include Malaysia and Mauritius as well as China and Zambia. Winners become instant legends; previous favourites include Magnus ver Magnusson who won the competition 4 times during the 1990s as well as Briton Geoff Capes who was also an Olympic shot putter and highland games contestant.

Wingate University will be hosting the event and various locations around their campus. Students of the university that are studying both sports science and communications will benefit according to the university president, Dr Jerry McGee. Meeting the athletes and watching the event will surely be of interest to students, and those with an interest in media will no doubt be fascinated to see how a global television event like this comes together.

Some of the events genuinely sound more like torture than a sport! The farmers walk always seems particularly hard, carrying weights of up to 170 kilos in each hand while walking as fast as possible. Walking with weights in the hand is hard, but when the weight is around 900lbs in the form of two fridges over your shoulder then that sounds like too much for any mortal! When you look at this and the crucifix (where the competitors have to hold weights out to one side for as long as possible, an event like the simple caber toss sounds like a real treat. My absolute favourite still is the truck or aeroplane pulls though, particularly the planes. Seeing someone pulling a jumbo jet along is simply amazing!

At Universal Studios, California, Bruce Wilhelm became the first person to earn the title of the World’s Strongest Man. The former Olympian then went on to win the event again in 1978. American domination of the event continued with Don Reinhoudt winning in the following year and the emergence of Bill Kazmaier as one of the greatest talents in the history of the sport. As an experienced power lifting champion it was no surprise that Bill went on to win the competition for 3 consecutive years in the early 1980s. The early 80s were dominated by the power lifter who won it right up until Geoff Capes’ famous victory in 1983.

Sarah Haines understands the importance of physical strength to some people and is interested in the competition herself and protein supplements, like whey protein, that are used by the competitors.

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