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Track and Field: Field Events (Grade 9)

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Track and Field: Field Events

1. 
Which field events date back to the Olympic Games of ancient Greece?



2. 
It's believed the hammer toss and shot put originated about 1,800 years ago in northern Europe and Britain.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
How much of a running start do long jumpers get before leaping?                                        
4. 
How did Dick Fosbury change one of the field events forever?



5. 
Which of these have been used to set a world record of 75 feet, 10 inches?
  1. javelin
  2. hammer
  3. shot put
  4. discus
6. 
Even though they both weigh 16 pounds, explain why the hammer can be tossed so much further than a shot can be put.



7. 
By just looking at the words, how would you know the decathlon features ten events and the heptathlon features seven events?



8. 
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered one of the greatest women athletes of the past 100 years. Why?



9. 
Who was the first Olympic decathlon champion?
  1. Dick Fosbury
  2. Bruce Jenner
  3. Jim Thorpe
  4. Armand Duplantis
10. 
Why is the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon considered the most difficult track and field events?



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