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Track And Field Umpire Hit By Javelin.  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 8588 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

Thom@s


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 8565 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: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 8547 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 (8 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8537 times:

Ouch!

Quoting Thom@s (Thread starter):
communication

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, 10049 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8535 times:
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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, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8531 times:

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


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