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Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:39 am

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Are masters athletes allowed to wear a glove or use a tacky substance to help grip a javelin, shot or discus in competition? Or is it kinda like cheating? :)



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Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:15 am

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Gloves are not permitted, nor is any tape above your wrist unless to cover an open wound. Any substance used on the hands or implement must not leave any residue on the implement, so therefore nothing "tacky" since it would leave a residue. The rules are very specific about both subjects, and so it isn't "kinda like cheating," it is cheating and would get you disqualified.

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:37 am

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There exists aerosol tacky stuff, many javelin throwers use it. But I wonder why you should?

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:15 am

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Thanks for clarifying. I have some neuropathy in my hands and was just wondering.



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