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How do athletes use spin to aid their throws?

In Basketball, the spin is important for the direction of the moving ball. If a player uses backspin, the basketball can fall into the basket easily. If a player uses topspin, the ball will spin forwards.

In Golf, spin helps the golf ball gain distance. It can even help the ball come to a full stop. It all depends on the angle of the club on the golf ball.

In Football, spin aids the ball in moving fast while also gaining distance. A player uses spin to stabilize the football.

Watch athletes use spin in their throw to make a touchdown in today’s super bowl!

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