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Olympic events. When did the javelin start? The javelin was introduced to the Olympics with nine other sports. Previously the only sport was chariot.

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3 When did the javelin start? The javelin was introduced to the Olympics with nine other sports. Previously the only sport was chariot racings. The Javelin started about two thousand five hundred years ago. Many people were injured because it is a very sharp weapon.

4 Where did it start? People say that the javelin started in Ancient Greece up at Mount Olympus to impress Zeus the mighty god of thunder. Why was it called the javelin Well in old times it was not called javelin it was called javelot which came from the Celtic language.

5 What famous people did the javelin? Leryn Franco Kim Kreiner Most of the people who did the javelin were girls like in 2004 there was 36 boys and 42 girls.

6 Who holds the world records for distance? The men's world record in the javelin throw is held by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic who threw the javelin meters in The women's world record in the javelin throw is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic who threw the javelin meters in 2008.

7 Shape of the javelin The javelin is shaped as a hunting spear and the sport originally came from the spears they threw at prisoners.

8 What are the javelin rules? Throwers may place as many as two markers in the runway. The javelin is held at the grip and thrown over the shoulder or the upper part of the throwing arm. Spinning is illegal.

9 British gold medallists Theresa Ione "Tessa" Sanderson, (born 14 March 1956) is a former British javelin thrower and competed in the javelin competition in every one of the six Olympics from 1976–1996 winning the Gold medal in Fatima Whitbread (born Fatima Vedad 3 March 1961) is a British former Javelin thrower and multiple medal-winner.

10 By Scott Donaldson


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