javelin javelin  /ˈdʒæ və lən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible
  2. (n) a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events

Usage(s):

  1. DecathlonCzech RepublicAge: 33 A javelin plunged into Roman Sebrle's shoulder during a bizarre and horrible training session in 2007.
  2. In Beijing he'll go toe to toe, pole vault to pole vault, javelin to javelin with the Czech Republic's outstanding Roman Sebrle, the defending Olympic and world champion.
  3. But the pole vault and javelin throw were another matter.

News

  1. Sam Humphreys Breaks Javelin School Record, Qualifies For World Championships

    Texas A&M senior Sam Humphreys broke his own school record in the javelin and placed second in the USATF Championships to earn a trip to the World Championships, held this August in Moscow, Russia. Joining Humphreys on Team USA is Curtis Mitchell, who placed third in the 200, and Aries Merritt, who finished third in the 110 hurdles.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station

  2. Former NDSU track star Dolezal wins U.S. javelin championship

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Former North Dakota State track athlete Riley Dolezal won the men's javelin Sunday at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WDAY 6 Fargo

  3. Glover places fifth in javelin at USA track meet

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sixth a year ago in the Olympic Trials javelin, Tim Glover moved up to fifth in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Sunday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

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Quotes

  1. "It would be nice to have one year without surgery," said Greer, who completed the 1998-99 with a torn ligament in his shoulder. "But go find me a javelin thrower who hasn't had surgery and odds are they suck. They're not throwing hard enough...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Breaux Greer Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "If the javelin had hit me 10cm to the left, it would have punctured my lung, 20cm higher the throat, which would have been the worst case scenario," said Sebrle, also the world record holder, on his internet site. "Just 1cm higher and it...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Roman Sebrle Source: News24

  3. "The javelin touched the right kidney and there is a slight tear at the top of the kidney," Sdiri said. "The liver was also touched leaving a hole in it. The javelin penetrated over ten centimetres and not four as we initially thought."
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Salim Sdiri Source: Daily Telegraph

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