This study aimed to determine the relationship of release factors on the final hammer throw distance of American throwers as well to determine where differences in release factors between the years and throw distance groups (TDG). The video from 94 hammer throws (52 female throws and 42 male throws) were analyzed using 2-D to 3-D coordinates via DLT procedures. Analysis of the release factors of a throw revealed correlations with release velocity but not height and angle. Further analysis revealed that release height has decreased while vertical velocity and release angle have increased since 2016.
Konz, Suzanne M.
"AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RELEASE FACTOR EFFECTS OF HAMMER THROW,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 57.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol39/iss1/57