Like most track and field events, the origins of the Triple Jump can be traced back in history to the ancient Greek Olympiads. There is evidence that the sport existed in some form or the other, similar to how it is practiced today. While there is little dispute that the Long jump was a part of the games, certain records have proven that athletes had recorded jumps which measured more than 50 feet. This, according to sports historians and researchers is testimony to the fact that Triple jump or a similar sport which consisted of multiple jumps did exist.
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However, unlike T20 Cricket, Rugby Sevens has a long legacy. It was invented by two Scottish men in the late 19th century, who wanted to raise funds for a local club, and devised a smaller version of the game for which they could find enough people. This happened way back in 1883 and it took a whole 90 years or so for the first International Rugby Sevens tournament to take place.
The two phrases I mentioned are "On Your Marks" followed by "Get Set". These words are the words that define the positioning of the runners. The first position that is the bending over position with hands on the kick off line is to be acquired on hearing "On Your Marks". After a few seconds when "Get Set" is shouted, the crouching position with one knee touching the ground is taken. The final decisive moment is the gunshot that initiates the race.
Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium is where pole vault will take place as a part of the athletics events from the 6th to the 12th of October. There is both a men's and a women's section of this event. Each competitor can choose a height that they wish to clear for which they receive three attempts. If the first height is cleared they advance to the next one for which again they receive three attempts. It is immaterial if a vaulter clears a particular height or not since he will be eliminated from the competition only once he fails three times in a row to clear the bar.
As the name suggests, the Discus throw consists of athletes throwing a heavy lenticular disc shaped object, known as the Discus to as far a distance as possible. The goal is to better the distance achieved by competitors. The Discus used in the men's event weighs about 2 kilograms and measures about 8.6 inches (219 mm) in diameter and is 1.75 (44 mm) inches thick at the centre. The women's event has consists of a slightly smaller variant which weighs 1 kg [2 pounds and 3.2 ounces] and measures 180 mm (7.1 inches) in diameter. It is made mostly of wood or material which is more or less similar. It has a smooth metal rim and small circular brass plates on its sides.
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