Auslan Sign for Athletics


Start with hands flat, palms towards your body, one hand pointing downwards at waist the other pointing forward at armpit height. Simultaneously move top hand and forearm downwards towards waist, and bottom arm upwards. Repeat the action two or three times.


Movement simulates arms moving forward and back in an arc at sides while running. Also used to signify sprinting.

English Definition

A contest of physical sports or games requiring physical skill and stamina

Part of Categories

activities and games
olympics (summer)
at school
school sports

Related Signs

Used In Languages:

  • Auslan

Used In Regions:

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • QLD
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

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