The Draw and Seeding:
The rules for the draw international standard.
Prior to the start of an event the athletes all gather to decide the draw for the starting order for the first event, generally a card, paper or ball system is used with for e. g. numbered 1 to 10 the athlete then pulls a number from say a hat and this number is his starting position for the first event.
After the completion of the first event the seeding system then comes into play, this is a very important factor in a strongman event as it creates the starting point for strategies for the rest of the competition.
This should be that the athlete who wins the first event then wins the right to go last in the second event, the athlete who places second place goes second last and so on until the athlete who places last goes first in the second event.
This continues on until the last event where all scores are tallied and an overall highest placed athlete goes into the last event in last position of the starting order as he earns that position, and so on until the person in last place goes first in the final event.
By using the standard system athletes can put into place strategies that allow him to garnish points throughout the course of the competiton; he can also reduce the risk of injury buy doing only what he needs to do to gain a point.
This is also very important for the athlete who is being coached throughout the event as his coach can read the field and set his charge specific goals and performance objectives.
It’s very important that an athlete learns this format from the very first event so he can plan his future endeavors via training formats and also more importantly has a clear gauge of where he is at in regards to strength levels in comparison to his opposing athletes.
Hope this helps.
F. A. S. C.
View & Download: 2005 IFSA Classical_Disciplines
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