16 août 2009

Event 3 : Heavy weight for distance

  The heavy weight for distance – another highly impressive Highland Games event. The weight is shaped like a milk churn equipped with chain and handle.   The contestant holds the weight by the handle, churns around two or three times as in Olympic hammer and discus throwing, and then releases the weight at maximum momentum.   Given the total weight of 56 pounds this is tantamount to whirling and hurling a full gas cylinder. Three contestants managed a distance of more than ten meters! Amazing! But... [Lire la suite]