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IN THROES OF DANGER

UKA IS REVIEWING SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR THROWING EVENTS AFTER SOME RECENT INCIDENTS, WRITES PETA BEE

SAFETY

SEVERAL sports are considered significantly more dangerous than athletics. Collisions in rugby and football are frequently blamed for head injuries and concussion, while the hard balls used in cricket and hockey can cause potentially fatal impact injuries, as highlighted by the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes after he was struck behind the ear by a ball two years ago. Yet, while contact, adrenaline and ball sports shoulder the brunt of accident statistics, track and field is certainly not immune from its own problems.

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE MEN 6 100m 10 400m 14 800m 16 10,000m 20 Pole vault 22 Long jump 24 Discus 26 20km walk WOMEN 30 100m 32 400m 34 10,000m 36 3000m steeplechase 38 Heptathlon 42 Marathon 44 Triple jump 45 Shot put 46 Hammer NEWS 52 Hudson-Smith arrives on world stage 54 Rooney motivated by Yousif injury 56 Ultra runner’s continental challenge PERFORMANCE 58 Sports science latest 60 Coach Insight – Matt Yates 62 Safety in throws events RESULTS & FIXTURES 64 Results round-up 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 50 YOUNG ATHLETE Javelin thrower Bethany Moule 76 QUIZ CORNER Test your Olympic knowledge 82 DIP FINISH Shot champ out to change event’s image