Weight Throw for Height

Knowing the events.
The weight over the bar or weight throw for height.
The weight is thrown one-handed over a bar set at increasing heights above the thrower. Similar to the high jump or pole vault, the thrower has three attempts for each successive height. Places are determined by maximum height reached with the fewest misses.
The classic technique swings the weight between the legs before pulling the weight up and directly overhead.
The size of the weight varies with the competition class. Advanced male athletes throw a 25 kg (56 lb. or four stone) weight, female athletes throw a 12 kg (28 lb.) weight and male master class and lightweight athletes throw a 19 kg (42 lb.) weight.
In 2017 the Canadian record in the lightweight division was broken with a throw of 16 feet 2 inches right here in Manitoba by our very own Matt Reling!