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Javelin kills track official in Germany

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/sports-general/20120827/Javelin-Death/


    The athlete who threw it is 15. He's receiving counseling.
    I remember in 1993 or so there was a kid in New Jersey who took a javelin in the face or the throat and lived.
    Are there still some states that don't have the javelin in their track meets for safety reasons?
     
  2. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    I'm in Michigan and we've never had javelin as far as I can remember.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Ohio does not have the javelin, either.
     
  4. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Neither does California.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Texas had it until the 1960s, I believe.

    They ran out of recruits for javelin catcher.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    When javelins are outlawed only outlaws will have javelins.
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I think Jarts should be a varsity sport, though. Just to see it sewn on the back of a letterman's jacket.

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  8. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Is the official uniform for Jarts a pair of Jorts?
     
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Javelins don't kill, athletes do.
     
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Texas has javelinas.
     
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Newspaper photog in Utah got hit in the leg with a javelin in 2008. He took a picture of the javelin in his leg.
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Got struck in the throat. Holy hell.

    I was going to make a James Bond "I think he got the point" joke from Thunderball, but that's neither appropriate nor did James Bond use a javelin.
     
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