the javelin


: a sporting event in which people compete by trying to throw a long spear (called a javelin) farther than everyone else
winner of the javelin

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Recent Examples on the Web After winning Olympic gold in Tokyo three years ago – the first Asian athlete to do so in the javelin – Chopra was crowned world champion in Budapest last year, becoming the first Indian to win a world title in a track and field event of any kind. George Ramsay, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 He was struck down by the javelin of Zar’a Ya’eqob himself, who claimed to rely only on the protection of the Virgin. Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020 Junior Delia Moloney earned two points in the shot put (31-03), and junior Meadow O’Connell earned three points in the javelin throw (105-00). Lenny Rowe,, 28 May 2023 While her daughters, now 42 and 39, went to the Ohio high school state finals in shot put and discus, the javelin and hammer throws are relatively new to Beacham, who enthusiastically picked up and worked on those skills. cleveland, 13 July 2023 Hollands, a two-time OSAA state champions and Nike Outdoor National champion in the javelin, finished third in the event on Sunday with a throw of 150 feet, two inches. oregonlive, 9 July 2023 For her final throw, Hollands (already in first place) sent the javelin 164 feet, five inches to seal the win. oregonlive, 17 June 2023 Senior Henry O’Neill earned three points in the javelin event (144-02). Lenny Rowe,, 28 May 2023 Matthew’s brother Brett finished second in the javelin and fourth in the discus as a first-time qualifier. al, 5 May 2023

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“The javelin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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