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Throwing events



Javelin

The javelin is about optimum power, speed and rhythm.

And it's a brilliantly fun event to do too.

STEP ONE

Javelin

The javelin should be held horizontally.

Maintaining your control as you accelerate towards the throwing line is the key to a good, long throw.

Your legs will provide the speed to obtain the necessary power.

STEP TWO

Javelin

As you approach the line, pull the javelin back with a straight arm.

Staying upright with good running contacts will give you the power you need behind the throw.

Keep your eyes focused straight ahead.

STEP THREE

Javelin

The javelin should be pulled through strongly after the left leg is firmly planted before the line.

It is important to keep your throwing elbow high and over the shoulder line.

STEP FOUR

Javelin

Aim to release the javelin over your front foot.

Having the throwing hand as high as possible on release will really improve your distance.



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