Monday, August 27, 2012


Watch Out And Keep Your Eyes Open! I'm going to be posting an awesome movie that I'll be creating. Here is my plan for my movie so far..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How To Get Better At Shot Put

Thanks To For The Wonderful Photo


For the last week or so the Wekas and Kiwis had to chose what style we would like to use to write about Shot Put. I chose Instructions which are for people who have tried this sport but want to get better.

I know that many of you out there have tryed a sport and want to take it further. If one of those sports is Shot Put , then who knows you might be another Valerie Adams if you read these handy tips on this post.

One  really important thing you need in Shot Put is the correct equipment.  Shot Put has only  a little Equipment involved :
*Shots which come in many sizes and materials ,
*Footwear which  usually have a  smooth, hard outsole for fast spinning
*The wrist wrap. Which  most athletes included in this sport  use it to  wrap their wrists   to prevent serious injury or to give support.

In Shotput you take your throw from a inside marked circle, with a stop board about 10 cm in front. After you put  your shot it is then measured from the center of the circle . The nearest mark in the ground  made by the heavy shot,  is then  rounded down to the nearest centimetre.

Step By Step

1. Holding The Shot
When holding your Shot it has to be on the base  of your fingers not on your palm and your fingers also have to be slightly spread out.

2. Neck Placement
First place the shot against your neck .  Lower it until it is down near your jaw. Push the shot into your neck.  Point your thumb towards the throwing direction.

3. Delivering  Your Shot
Your eyes up at the sky or ceiling.  Push the shot away from your neck.   Your elbows must stay high at all times , because  if your elbow is lowered it can cause serious injury.

Well There you go. Hopefully my handy tips have helped you get better at this sport. Thank you  very much for reading!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Rowing Animation

For the last 2 - 3 weeks Room 17 have been given 
a sport in the Olympic Games to animate.  The sport I was given to animate was rowing .  Hopefully you enjoy it!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Olympic Creed

     Here is the creed for the Olympics written by Pierre De Coubertin

        "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Marathon

Here are some facts that I’ve found out about marathons that I didn’t know about.ENJOY!!

*It takes the average woman 51,214 steps to finish a marathon.

*A marathon runner would goes through 2 pairs of sneakers before running the marathon.

*The world record  for the men is  2:06:32 and the record for the women's is 2:23:07

*In 2009 more than
400,000 people is the United States have competed in  the 26.2 mile race.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mt.Wellington Semi Finals!!!!


           With excitement my mum, aunty and I made our way to Victoria Park for my brother Kane's semi final under 14's Rugby League. When we had arrived at the game it was about to start so we all had headed over to give my brother good luck.

      Using the strategy by passing the ball around unfortunately the team that was challenging against Mt.Wellington had scored a try. Trying their best Mt.Wellington tried and tried to score but they could not. They still didn't give up because they still had faith in them.

   Not giving up my brothers team had scored a try. So after that It was  a chance for him to get that ball over the goal post. Shouting " YES YES YES" the Mt.Wellington team supporters were glad for them and were very happy that they were in the lead.


   The game was not over yet.The crowd had calmed down as the other team had gotten closer and closer to the goal line. With angry faces the number 5 from the other team had been throwing punches at the number 16 from Mt. SO on the field there it was both teams having a fight. Calming down the 1 who had started it all had gotten sent off the field.

 Sorting it out the other team wasn't ready so happily Mt.Wellington scored a try. All the pressure was on my brother because that score had counted as a victory. Obviously my brother had scored and it was victory. The crowd of Mt.Wellington was going wild.

  Overall this game was very good to watch. SO now the Rugby League that was challenging Mt. lernt that you had to be ready at all times and be discipline.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stress Busters!!

The Medley Relay

Included in the olympics is a very popular sport and that is the Medley Relay. In this relay swimming is only involved. Four different strokes for four different people makes up this exciting team sport. 
 Swimming as fast as you can beating your opponents is the aim of the event.  When you are swimming you have to do the right strokes and the right turns. This relay also  has strict rules, and strict referees. 
 All  athletes included in the Medley relay wear a type of suit called jons. This suit prevents drag. A pair of goggles the swimmer wears keeps the water  and chlorine out of their eyes and the swimming cap also helps keep the swimmers hair out of the way.  
The talents and skills needed for the medley relay is strength and stamina. Exercise is very important to do if you are a contestant in this sport. Swimming is about techniques and is also about mental psychology.  
Overall I think that the medley relay would be fun to do. I also think that this sport is for very fit people.  Athletes who compete in this event must be very very fit in order to compete.