10 août 2017

Why Kendricks and pole-vaulters must thank the Highland Games

UPDATE On August 8, Sam KENDRICKS, the pole-vaulter from the USA,  became the new World champion in London. And he certainly doesn't know the origin of his sport... And he certainly doesn't know why he should thank the Highland Games.... The origins of pole-vaulting: Before becoming an olympic event in 1896, pole-vaulting was one of the most spectacular events of the Highland Games and one of the first track and field competitions in the second half of the 19th century.Dave Webster, the historian of the Highland Games, has... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2015

Des Highland Games à l'athlé, de l'athlé aux Highland Games

Beaucoup des Heavies que vous verrez à Bressuire pour les Mondiaux ont commencé leur carrière en athlétisme avant de passer aux Highland Games Scott RIDER , par exemple, a été champion d'Angleterre au lancer du poids avant d'être champion du monde de la pierre à Bressuire en 2010 (photo). Matt DOHERTY s'est illustré au lancer de marteau sur les stades d'athlétisme. Quant à Robert FAZEKAS, il a joué les tout premiers rôles mondiaux au lancer de disque avant ses problèmes de dopage. Et c'est la même chose pour plusieurs autres... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2015

From Track and Field to Highland Games

UPDATE Many of the Heavies you saw in Bressuire for the 2015 IHGF Worlds just started their career in "olympic" events and come from track and field. Scott RIDER , for example, was a shotput champion, Matt DOHERTY was a hammer-thrower and Robert FAZEKAS a top-ranked discus-thrower. And this is just the same for many others...Never mind! It's just history the other way round! 1- From the Highland Games to the Olympic Games It just proves Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics in 1896, was kind of visionary when... [Lire la suite]
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