Great Grips

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How do I hold the javelin?

Great Grips

Grab it, but remember to let go! There are three grips a thrower can use in the javelin event. One of the things that beginning throwers think about when deciding how to hold the javelin is which grip will affect them the least, meaning force the javelin off course the least, at the point of release.

Some athletes feel they have better control with one grip rather than another. It is a personal preference and athletes should choose the grip, Finnish – index finger above binding with second finger wrapped, Fork – index and middle finger split at the top of the binding, or American – four fingers on the binding, which they feel most comfortable with.

   

Comments

10/9/2007 3:18:32 AM
emily r said:

i'm a javelin thrower and i prefer the fork or 'v' method, this is beacuse you have more contr9ol over thejavelin. i've been doing this for the last 2 years and recommend that beginners use this method


10/9/2007 3:18:41 AM
emily r said:

i'm a javelin thrower and i prefer the fork or 'v' method, this is beacuse you have more contr9ol over thejavelin. i've been doing this for the last 2 years and recommend that beginners use this method




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