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    Discussion of article Secrets, Stories and The Frontier of Throwing (Long Read):

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    This story began quaintly enough as I set out to research the history and origin of the ‘South African’ discus drill, also known as the ‘step-and-turn’; I spoke with throwers around the world tracing it’s roots all the way to Pretoria and a 73-year-old man named Jakobus du Preez. He has been at the heart of coaching South African discus throwing for the past half-century.

    The ‘Step-and-Turn’, as it is known in South Africa and around the World, was created as a fast way to teach the full turn…

    Discussion of article Little Girl, Old Man Drop Bombs in Des Moines:

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    USA throwers must have chartered the Enola Gay to get to the 2013 USA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa this past weekend as bombs from young, old and athletes in their prime set records and won championships. From Michelle Carter taking a new national record in the shot put with a 20,24 (66' 4.8'')to Amanda Bingson bringing home her first USA title with a National Record and third best throw in the world for 2013 with her 75.73 (248' 5.4'') bomb.

    34 year old AG Kruger took home his 5th (12…

    Discussion of article World Class Throwers Snagged By National Football League:

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    2012 London Olympian Discus tosser Lawrence Okoye and 2006 World Junior Champion Margus Hunt have signed with National Football League Organizations. Okoye Signed with the San Francisco 49’ers while Hunt will play for the Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers are coming off a Super Bowl Loss while the Cincinnati Bengals lost early in the playoffs.
    The young duo will join NFLers with throwing backgrounds such as the Cleveland Browns’ Joe Thomas and the Minnesota Vikings’ Brian Robinson, among…