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Scottish Games go on in the rain in Altamont

John Sardos finishes his wind up and tosses the 16 lb. hammer in the lightweight amateur division at the Scottish Games that were held at the Altamont Fair grounds on Sunday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
John Sardos finishes his wind up and tosses the 16 lb. hammer in the lightweight amateur division at the Scottish Games that were held at the Altamont Fair grounds on Sunday.
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Even though John Sardos is holding a 66-pound piece of wood, there is a look of calm in his eyes. As he gathers himself and sets the caber on his shoulder, he stumbles backwards for about three steps. Then Sardos runs forward to build momentum, but the caber begins to slip out of his grasp and he is unable to flip it. He was attempting to toss this massive piece of wood so that it ...


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