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August 7, 2012
 

5 Funniest Track-and-Field Moments of Olympic Hopefuls

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Written by: Michael Starkey




4. Weight Thrower Misunderstands Directions

SPOILER: The point of the hammer throw is to throw the weight as far as you can. This athlete must have misheard the directions, because he decides to let the weight throw him. For those of you keeping track, this is actually the weight throw, which is the indoor version of the hammer.






 
 


About the Author

Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey is an engineer 9-5, but in his spare time he writes about music and cultural history. His work includes "'Mercy, Mercy Me, The Ecology': Environmental Themes in Black Music" and "Hidden from Sight: African Americans and the Wilderness", presented at the annual conference of American Society of Environmental History, in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He is currently working on a book based on his master's thesis, "Wilderness, Race, and African Americans: An Environmental History from Slavery to Jim Crow." Michael lives and work in New York, NY. He currently resides in East Harlem with his wife and splits his work time between offices in Queens and Manhattan. He enjoys bicycling, listening to music, and playing soccer.



 
 

 
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