Javelin throw


It is a sports discipline in which a javelin made of fiberglass or metal is thrown, being able to win the contest if it falls much further from where it was initially thrown. It is not known exactly when this activity began as a competition, going from being a primitive hunting technique, used by the ancients especially to obtain animals, to a demonstration of skill, to be able to know who had the best aim or could throw it at long distance.

In ancient Greece it was practiced within what was the pentathlon, during the Olympic Games held in ancient times, as well as in the Panhellenic Games; the other tests with which it was practiced were: stadium (a 180m race), wrestling, long jump and discus throw.

In ancient times, the techniques for launching were different, since strips of leather were used to provide propulsion. They had two holes in which the fingers could be inserted, which facilitated the winding of the javelin, which lengthened the length of the arm and made it stabilize in the air. In the modern era, the javelin throw was included in the year 1908.

The javelin is thrown from a 30m long corridor, with a 59º drop field. Commonly, the player has only one minute to make an attempt, having, mostly, three chances. The correct way to launch the artifact is by taking it by the string and placing it a few centimeters over the shoulder; the tip is the first part that must touch the fall field, just as it must exceed certain meters so that it is not considered a failure.