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Track And Field Umpire Hit By Javelin.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12714 times:

(Note: I really haven't a clue when it comes to some of the terms used in this sporting event, so don't be surprised if some of the words or sentences don't make sense, as I using a dictionary for quite a few words...)

During a loca athletic meeting in Sau Paolo Brazil, umpire Lia Mara Lourenco was speared by a javelin as she went to collect a javelin that had already been thrown. As she went to get it, a flaw in the communication resulted in her being struck in her foot by another javelin which came flying through the air.

She quickly received medical help, and was rushed to hospital, where the javelin was removed without complications.

A similar incident occured not long ago in Norway during an event in Levanger, where a 70 year old umpire was hit in the head, and had to have 30 stitches. Fortunately it ended well.

Yet another incident like this, and a rather well known one occured during the Bislet games in Oslo in 1994. As the finish athlete Juha Laukkanen threw his javelin, norwegian senior umpire Håkon Lund was too busy watching the women running around the track to notice what was about to happen. He was hit in the side of his abdomen (or was it his arm?). He still attempted to mark where the javelin would have landed... Big grin


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12691 times:

I always am thankful my high school didn't have javelin as an event when I competed.

I was hit in the head with a shot put and the back with a discus so I'm sure had we had the javelin I would have been speared with one of them had we done the event.

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12673 times:

Could have been a lot, lot worse Embarrassment

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12663 times:


Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):

The key word is communication, everyone needs to be on the same page in some of these track/field events in order to avoid injury. Same rules as on the firing range.

User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12131 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12661 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
I was hit in the head with a shot put and the back with a discus so I'm sure had we had the javelin I would have been speared with one of them had we done the event.

Holy crap dude! That's some dangerous shit.

Track and field does not sound like your thing  Smile

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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12657 times:

damn what are the odds that it strikes where it does and not somewhere fatal?

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