Miscellany

Javelin Thrown at Track Meet Goes Through the Throat of a Referee, Kills Him

Hopefully, no video of this exists:

A 75-year-old referee speared through the throat with a javelin at an athletics meeting in Germany has died from his injuries.

Dieter Schmidt had gone to measure the throw of a previous athlete when the javelin from the next contestant hit him in the throat and exited out of his neck.

The “athletics meeting” was actually the Wilhelm Unger Games, and it was shut down after the javelin incident. The javelin was thrown by a 17-year-old. [Daily Mail]

[Note: We initially used a photo of the gorgeous Leryn Franco because she is the best looking woman to ever throw a javelin competitively. Now we have a new photo.]

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