Javelin throw

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Javelin throw in a stadium.

The javelin throw is a sport event, a part of the track and field. The athlete holds the javelin (spear) in one arm and, while running, throws it as far as possible. It is an official Olympic sport.[1]

Unlike other throwing events, javelin allows the competitor to build speed over a considerable distance. As a result, a javelin can reach speeds approaching 113 km/h and to cover the distance of 104.80 m.[2]

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  1. The Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling
  2. databaseOlympics.com