Dear throwers. I had the privilege of reviewing the brand new Aero Ghost javelin from Spearwerx. About Spearwerx Born out of the absolute passion for athletics and track and field, SPEARWERX started as your traditional “garage startup”. Our first javelins were made simply to supply a need for our owner to have javelins to train […]
Christina Obergföll (born 22 August 1981) is a German javelin thrower who won the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics Obergföll won the silver medal with a European record (70.03m/ 229′ 9″) by finishing second behind Osleidys Menéndez, who set a new world record at the same […]
Javelin thrower Sarah Mayer announced on Facebook her skiing accident. The 2011 U23 European Champion and 2013 U23 European silver medalist is one of the best young javelin throwers from Germany. It happened right before the new years on 30.12.2013 during a winter holiday. She torn down all her tapes of the acromioclavicular joint. The […]
This story began quaintly enough as I set out to research the history and origin of the ‘South African’ discus drill, also known as the ‘step-and-turn’; I spoke with throwers around the world tracing it’s roots all the way to Pretoria and a 73-year-old man named Jakobus du Preez. He has been at the heart […]
UK Javelin Throwers 2013 season to date. Here in the UK we have seen some fantastic performances by up and coming athletes, with no fewer than six PB’s in the top 13 throwers to start the year off. Joe Dunderdale threw an impressive 73.01m (239′ 6″) in March just 2m (6′ 6″) short of his […]
As a javelin enthusiast and a new member of the throwholics team I would like to begin by opening a debate. The lightest of the throwing events saw its golden age (post 1986 redesign) during the 1990’s. Anyone of our followers who can remember these glory days will no doubt remember the likes of Steve […]
On Sunday 21st of April Betty Heidler will fly to South Africa in order to start her training camp. “Although I’ve been to South Africa many times already I always try to look out for new spots to visit between my workouts.”, said the Hammer World Record holder Betty Heidler. Until the 12th of May […]
Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton nearly had his season, if not his career, ended by a run-in with a javelin while training on Westmont College’s oceanside campus. The London Olympic champion was in California for some warm weather training and to compete in select events during April 6’s Sam Adams Multi-Events meet. While retrieving his javelins […]
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