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Monday, 22 January 2018

SHOT PUT AND CRETAN SHOT PUT INDOOR MEETING 21-1-2018



The event took place at Agios Kosmas athletics facilities with participation of masters athletics throwers.

SHOT PUT RESULTS

M40
Paulatos   12.42
Gazis Dimitris   11.53

M45
Magakis Georgios   12.50
Harvalias Giannis   10.60
Demenegas Giorgos   8.64

M55
Mpordokas Giorgos   9.14

M60
Agros Odysseas   7.58

M70
Augoustatos Dionisis   12.23 (new Greek record)

M75
Tourkomanolis Spyros   8.61


CRETAN SHOT PUT RESULTS

M40
Vasilopoulos Giannis   14.45
Gazis Dimitris   11.95
Zafiropoulos Dimitris   8.95

M45
Magakis Giorgos   13.37
Demenegas Giorgos   8.52

M75
Tourkomanolis Spyros   10.16

Thursday, 28 December 2017

SHOT PUT WINGS T-SHIRT DESIGN


 
available at my zazzle and cafepress stores
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A NEW "CRETAN SHOT PUT" FB PAGE


As written in my first post about the Greek throwing sport, the Cretan shot put, there is not much of information and media available online. For that reason, I recently established a facebook team, so to be possible for all the funs of the sport, to post or find information, text or media, for the Cretan shot put. I am at the beginning of this attempt, so as time passes, I will try to get things  better organized and also write the important posts in English language, to make things easier for anybody who wants to learn more about the game.

 https://www.facebook.com/giorgos.magakis.1   CRETAN SHOT PUT FACEBOOK TEAM

  

FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CRETAN SHOT PUT
The beginning of the "Cretan shot put" is located around 1894 in Chania. In these years we have the first contests, the first athletes in the "Cretan shot put". In 1906, pan-Crete athletics games took place in Chania and the Cretan shot put was included in the program. Winner by a 12.75m throw was G. Giannoudovardis. In the first contests, carved stones in an oval shape, weighing about five kilos, were used as throwing implements. In modern times, throwers use the classic shot put implements of various weights according to what is determined for every age category of athletes. So, same to the shot put, in the Cretan shot put the weight of the shot is specified as follows:

35-39 shot put weight 7.26kg
40-44 shot put weight 7.26kg
45-49 shot put weight 7.26kg
50-54 shot put weight 6.00kg
55-59 shot put weight 6.00kg
60-64 shot put weight 5.00kg
65-69 shot put weight 5.00kg
70-74 shot put weight 4.00kg
75-79 shot put weight 4.00kg
80-84 shot put weight 3.00kg
85-89 shot put weight 3.00kg
90+ shot put weight 3.00kg

At the competition, the athlete starts his attempt by standing on an elevated base with his back turned against the throwing sector. From this position, the athlete jumps backward, turns his body toward the sector and releases the shot.

-The height of the base is not officially defined but may vary between 30-40 points.
-The throwing sector has no limits, so there is no throw that can be considered out of bounds and therefore void.
- The shot is measured by applying the measuring tape, at the edge of the base where the athlete was standing and at the shot landing point.

Vasilis Magganas is the record holder in "Cretan shot put" by a 17.88 m throw recorded at the "Vardinogiannia" track and field event in 1989.

Monday, 11 December 2017

SAINT KOSMAS MASTERS THROWING EVENT 10-12-2017

Once again, I had the pleasure to meet many of my veteran thrower friends at a meeting that took place at Saint Kosmas athletics facilities on a bright sunny day of December. I participated in two events, shot put and Cretan shot put, for the first time as an athlete of M45 age category. I was looking forward to a better result at the shot put since I did a low flight at 12,64m. The result was better at the Cretan shot put since I broke my old personal record of 13,29m and climbed at 13,51m. It was the first time also that I have a Cretan shot put video available taken from a real competition.

 More info of how Cretan shot put technique is executed here


two photos from yesterday's action

 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

ENTERING M45 CATEGORY

Yesterday, I entered the M45 class, officially, and I celebrated by throwing 45 shots, half attempts were static throws, the rest using the Cretan shot put technique... Later in the day, me and the family enjoined the birthday cake ...with "one" candle on top.