Javelin is a field event which involves the throwing of an implement (called Javelin) with one hand for distance over a horizontal surface. The competitor is called javelin thrower. The Javelin consists of three parts, the shaft, a cord grip and a mental head. The cord is the grip which is about the centre of gravity.

 

                  JAVELIN: EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

These are:

  1. The implement (Javelin)
  2. The red and white flag
  3. The writing materials
  4. The score sheets
  5. The Javelin pitch
  6. The measuring tape
  7. The throwers spike/Canvass
  8. The vest

 

 JAVELIN: BASIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES

  1. The grip:-The grip consists of grasping the javelin at the rear of the binding so that the second finger encircles the shaft and barely touches the extended thumb.
  2. The carriage:-The javelin must points to the front and carried above the shoulder with steady movement.
  3. The Run-up:-The purpose of the run-up is to enable the thrower to gather enough speed and get into the throwing mood.
  4. The Throw:-The javelin is carried over the head, the mental end is pointing forward and whole shaft lying along the direction of throw.
  5. The Release:-Javelin must be release when the left foot comes to the ground.
  6. The Recovery:-This is when the thrower comes out from the rear of the sector
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    Common faults in javelin

  1. In-correct hold of the javelin
  2. In- correct carriage
  3. Javelin touching the ground before release
  4. Not staying within the runway
  5. Stepping on the scratch line
  6. Learning through the landing sector
  7. Throwing the missile outside the landing sector

 

            The rules and regulations of Javelin events

  1. The javelin must be held by the grip
  2. The tip of the metal must strike the ground before any other part of the javelin to make a good throw.
  3. No part of the body of the competitor should cross the arc to the landing sector (scratch line)
  4. All throws to be valid must fall within the landing sector
  5. If  the javelin breaks while in the air, it shall not count as a trial
  6. A competitor is given three trials and the best is used to place him
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SAFETY PRECAUTION DURING JAVELIN THROW

  1. The throwing area should be accident free
  2. No person should walk across the landing area until throws have been made
  3. The throwing sector must be marked out so that people will stay clear from it
  4. The missile is dangerous, destructive if it is not used with care
  5. The missile must be returned by hand and not thrown back to the starting line
  6. Javelin must be carried in the correct manner

                                            

ASSIGNMENT

  1. List three parts of a Javelin

(i)………………………………………………………

 

(ii)…………………………………………………….

.

(iii)…………………………………………………….

  1. List five techniques of Javelin throw in a sequential order.

(i)…………………………………..

 

(ii)…………………………………

 

(iii)………………………………..

 

(iv)……………………………….

 

(v)…………………………………

 

  1.  List three safety precaution during javelin throw

(i)………………………………………………………………………………..

 

(ii)…………………………………………………………………………………

 

(iii)…………………………………………………………………………………

 

The landing sector of javelin is …………………….metres

The weight for male is……………grams

The weight for female  is ………….grams

 

See also

POLE VAULT

CAUSES OF DISEASES AND THEIR PREVENTION

DISEASES CAUSED BY PATHOGENS

PATHOGENS

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD

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