Chest Push Sportshall Event
The chest push event is part of the Sportshall series designed for the indoor use of school age competitors. Below is a brief outline of the event, for more details see official literature. Other throwing events are the javelin and shot put.
- Landing mat
- The athlete stands with both feet behind the throwing line. One foot may be in front of the other but no run ups or steps are permitted. Rocking is allowed as long as some part of each foot remains in contact with the floor.
- The athlete holds the ball in both hands, pulled to their chest. The athlete must face forward. The athlete pushes the ball forcefully forward with both hands, at an angle to get the maximum possible distance. No rotation in the trunk is allowed.
- The athlete must not cross over the throwing line during or after their throw.
- The distance thrown is measured from the throwing line to the point where the ball first lands. The measurement is rounded downwards to the nearest 25cm.
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