Monday, June 18, 2012

Olympic Trials 2012

Britney Henry will compete for a spot on the USA Olympic Track and Field Team Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Britney has dedicated her life to this sport, training everyday for the last 12 years. The dedication it takes to compete at this elite level is unfathomable, and we at the Britney Henry Project have the ultimate respect for all the athletes competing for this honor.

The Olympic trials will be broadcast live from the Nike Campus in Oregon, via Comcast Sportsnet.

Women's Hammer - 1pm
Men's Hammer - 5pm

Good luck, Britney! Throw far!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Britney (The Hammer) Henry at Mt. SAC 2012

Britney (the Hammer) Henry vs. the best international women hammer throwers at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, April 21st, 2012.

The Britney Henry Project photographers, Graham Smith, Mark Matcho and Teresa Heath covered this field event, as the Olympic hopefuls powered their throws towards (and beyond) the Olympic A Standard qualifying distance of 71.5 meters! 

The Mt. SAC Relays are early in the Olympic season and the competition is already fierce.  Third place winner, Sophie Hitchon threw her hammer 70.47 meters, setting a new national record for Great Britain! Just wait until "Hammer Time" comes and these intense elite athletes compete for a spot in the big show.

There are less than 100 days until the Olympics.

The Olympic trials are on June 21st, 2012 in Beaverton, Oregon.

1. Amber Campbell               Nike-Mjolnir            71.57m     234-10      68.10m  FOUL  69.56m  71.57m  70.63m  FOUL                        

2. Jessica Cosby                     Nike                          71.29m     233-11      69.73m  67.48m  FOUL  69.15m  71.29m  FOUL                        

3. Sophie Hitchon                 Great Britain             70.47m     231-02      68.33m  69.48m  68.70m  69.50m  70.47m  69.88m                    

4. Britney Henry                  ASTF                          70.04m     229-09      66.44m  69.01m  70.04m  FOUL  69.43m  FOUL      

Photos: Graham Smith © 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Powerful Women Athletes Tele-Summit

 Powerful Women Athletes Tele-Summit

Talk live with Olympic hopeful Britney Henry about what it takes to succeed as an elite track and field athlete.

Participate in FREE LIVE interviews with Britney (the Hammer) Henry and USA track & field top women throwers as they are preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.

Britney Henry Interview and Q&A: Sunday, January 22, 2012  5 - 6 pm Pacific time.

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45-minute conversations with women athletes who know what it takes to be successful at a high level. 15-minute Q&A session at the end of each call.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

One step at a time.

World famous photographer, Tim Mantoani, filmmaker Chris Park, illustrator Graham Smith and illustrator/musician Mark Matcho have teamed up with Olympic Hopeful, Britney Henry to produce a short video showcasing Britney's phenomenal hammer throw.

This is one frame from the hand painted, time lapse opening sequence. The 12 second animated sequence took 6 hours to film, frame by frame - 6 hours work for 12 seconds of film.

Britney has been hammer training for 12 years. This year at the Olympic trials she will have 3 minutes to shine. 12 years work for a 3 minute chance. Dedication, yo.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interview with Tim Huntley

Tim Huntley interviewed Olympic Hopeful, Britney (The Hammer) Henry for My Athletic Life. Read about a typical day in the life of an Elite Athlete and Britney's training sessions - with video of  Britney throwing her Hammer.

Photo: Graham Smith

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