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What is Downsweep technique?
Last Updated: 28th April, 2021
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Regarding this, what is Upsweep technique?
The Upsweep Technique: The incoming runner passes the baton with an upward pushing motion and pushes the baton as far as possible into the hand of the outgoing runner. The outgoing runner grips the baton between the 'V formed by the fingers and the thumb of the receiving hand.
Also, how do you beat a baton in a relay race? Hold the baton in your right hand if you are running the first or third leg of a 4x100 relay, where the pass happens on the curved section of the track. During the straights, which are the second and fourth leg of the relay, the baton is held in the left hand. Maintain your pace as you enter the exchange zone.
Simply so, what are the two methods of baton exchange?
Here's a quick review of the 3 common exchanges:
- Up-sweep – The incoming runner passes the baton up into the outgoing runner's hand.
- Downsweep – Receiving arm extended, but hand level is just above hip height.
- Push Pass – the arm is extended out parallel to the ground and the hand is open with the thumb pointing down.
How does a relay race work?
Relay race, also called Relay, a track-and-field sport consisting of a set number of stages (legs), usually four, each leg run by a different member of a team. The runner finishing one leg is usually required to pass on a baton to the next runner while both are running in a marked exchange zone.