The ball and chain brigade is made of those with strength and gall They grab the hammer swing then spin not once but thrice then BAWL
Throwing the hammer is an exercise that dates back to ancient times, but for a long time it only attracted a minority of athletes who were big, bulky and vigorous. Today, the reign of the giants is over and the hammer attracts champions with a sturdy physique, perfect technique and a full range of athletic qualities - speed, relaxation, strength and suppleness. In this event, success depends upon how resistant the thrower is to centrifugal force, and hence to the pull of the hammer, when spinning at great speed within the hammer circle. Hammer throwers may seem like convicts riveted to their ball and chains, but they can break free at will.