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Javelin

The weight of the javelin had to be changed after competitors began to throw them increasingly far in the 1980s.

The general technique requires athletes taking a lengthy run-up holding the javelin extended away from the body.

Then the javelin is hurled with the maximum amount of force and must land in a designated area.



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