Javelin

A javelin is a light metal tipped spear that is thrown by hand as a ranged weapon. It may also refer to an athletic competition where a spear is thrown after a short run. The spear should land point-first.

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How did the javelin start?

Javelin, before it was a recognized sport, was originally a hunting method used by humankind the world over. Javelin first emerged in the Greek Olympics as part of the first pentathlon. Though the construction of the javelin and the methods of delivery have evolved over time, the nature of the event has been preserved.

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How long does it take in a javelin throw?

Depends how long the javelin is in the air: even for top throwers, it is usually less than 2 seconds in the air. Height is more determinant of its air time than distance itself, although there is basically an optimum height angle for gaining maximum distance, depending on the specific conditions - wind direction and strength, atmospheric air pressure and humidity.

If you are including the time taken for 'run-up' before delivery, you need to add another 4 or 5 seconds or so - depending on the method used by the thrower to gain momentum, allow for body twist and use of personal psyche methods.

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How do you win in javelin throw?

by building up mucles and energy excersise your arm every spare time you have

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Training needed to take part in javelin?

Good javelin throwers are usually those who have strong, quick, and fast arms. Their bodies need to be extremely flexible, especially their shoulders and core. They typically have the all around strength and power of a thrower, but are usually less robust than the typical shot putter, leaning more in the direction of a discus thrower. They should be tall with long and strong arms and legs. They should have the speed and explosiveness of a short sprinter, and the work ethic of a true thrower. Strong basketball players, pitchers, quaterbacks, and high jumpers make great Javelin throwers. This is not to say that others without these attributes cannot excel, to the contrary, many of the greatest Javelin throwers have not been this way.

In terms of training in the event of the Javelin, practice makes perfect. A good 20-30 throws a practice will help. Start out with just standing throws then move on to a few side steps. Eventually work your way up to whatever you're comfortable with, whether it be the full run up, or the second half of the throw (the side stepping). A partially more fun approach, though it can replace the ever important normal throwing practice, is target practice. That's right, get that old archery set out from when you were a kid, or just aim for a spot on the ground. Go for accuracy, and eventually, as your accuracy increases, increase the range, this helps with three things. First it helps you visualize throwing and hitting a specific spot whether it's at 20 feet or 220 feet. Second, you won't hit the target unless you throw it straight, helping with your form. Third, it's a great feeling that releases your stress and makes you feel like a ferocious Spartan warrior. Be careful though, Javelin can be dangerous for others and yourself.

Hit the gym frequently, and practice your strides and running. Along with that do sprint starts and practice explosiveness and feel the push from your legs. Stay In shape. A common idea of throwers is that we are fat and out of shape and that's why we didn't do running. On the contrary we are the in shape, robust muscular backbone that holds the fibers of track and field together, and can even trace our lineage of throwing back to the strongest and best warriors of ancient Greece.

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What equipment do you use in Javelin Throwing?

Just the javelin and possibly some gloves, where allowed.

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What type of lever is operating when an athlete throws a javelin?

Third Class Lever. Javelin is the resistance, Shoulder is the axis and Muscles surrounding the shoulder and bicep is the force

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What is the women's Olympic javelin throw record?

The Olympic record in the women's javelin is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic with a throw of 72.28 meters (237 feet, 1 2/3 inches) in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

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How do you improve my javelin technique?

Find a good coach or trainer.

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How much is a 1971 Javelin AMX worth?

This type car is hard to place a value on. It is really worth what someone is willing to pay. The condition of the vehicle, mileage, equipment, all come into play when placing a value on this car. If it has the 401 Go Package it is worth more than the 360 engine. The interest in AMC products is not as great as other Muscle Pony cars such as the Mustang, Camaro, or Barracuda, but do not sell this car short. Only a little over 2,000 were produced. I suggest you contact an AMC Javelin club or group to get more information. Search Google and you will find a club or group of owners to help you. You have a true muscle car and the value is only going to go up. No book, will give you the true value. It is really what someone is willing to pay.

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What do you do with a javelin?

You throw it.... lol :D

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What is the weight of a high school girls javelin?

600g

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How much does a javelin weigh?

In general, a men's javelin weighs in at 800 grams and a women's javelin at 600 grams. This is not true across the board. Some rules organizations vary allowed weights by the thrower's size and age.

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World record for throwing a ball between two people?

The world record for throwing a ball between two people is 193,108,628...

You have a long way to go!

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What is the penalitimate stride of the javelin throw?

The penultimate stride is the last step of your cross steps. It's more powerful and pronounced to allow you to land both feet in quicker succession as you throw. If you're right handed, your penultimate stride would be performed with your left foot. Thus, you would be pushing off of your left foot to land on right foot (your drive leg) and then your left leg once again (your block leg).

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Average throwing distance for a jr high javelin?

Go die in a f***ing hole!

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How do you generate power when throwing a javelin?

when you run and get almost to the end you do a shuffle and then bend far back so that you can see the tip of the javelin near you're nose then you move you're upper body forward and throw with all you're upper body.

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Did you hear about the javelin thrower who decided to become a pole vaulter on that?

Did you hear about the javelin thrower who decided to become a pole vaulter when the tip of his javelin got stuck in the dirt.

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What are the world records in the javelin throw?

The men's world record in the javelin throw is held by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic who threw the javelin 98.48 meters in 1996. The women's world record in the javelin throw is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic who threw the javelin 72.28 meters in 2008. *All the record mentioned above are all done with the current model of the javelin. The new model was invented in 1991.

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Who holds the women's world record in the javelin throw?

The women's world record in the javelin throw is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic who threw the javelin 72.28 meters in 2008.

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Who holds the men's world record in the javelin throw?

The men's world record in the javelin throw is held by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic who threw the javelin 98.48 meters in 1996.

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What is tero pitkamaki's longest javelin throw?

That was a throw of 91.53 meters in 2005. Click on the 'Tero Pitkamaki 91.53 meter throw' to see a video of it and other highlights.

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Why is javelin throw unpopular?

I wouldn't say that the javelin throw is unpopular. It is a sport that is very difficult to master and not very many people can become good at it. It is a sport, in the United States at least, that doesn't get much attention because of all the other sports that are played here. And that might be the reason other countries do not pay much attention to javelin. They are watching football and tennis and cricket more than they are watching javelin.

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When did Javelin start in the Olympics?

1919

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Was javelin part of the Olympics when it first started?

The first modern Olympics was in 1896 at Athens and the javelin competition's first year was 1908 in London.

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What is high school record for javelin throw?

244 feet 2 inches

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