javelin throw, athletics (track-and-field) sport of throwing a spear for distance, included in the ancient Greek Olympic Games as one of five events of the pentathlon competition.
Was volleyball in the ancient Greek Olympics?
In the ancient games they had 4 running races, equestrian racing, wrestling, boxing, pancratium, pentathlon, and chariot races. In Modern Day Olympics they have gymnastics, triathlon, cycling, fencing, and volleyball to name a few, and of course there are all the winter sports.
Did the Greeks use javelins?
The Greek javelin, though primarily used for war and hunting, was a recognizable icon within ancient Greek athletic culture. … The javelin throw was one of the five events in the Greek pentathlon, a competition in the ancient Olympic Games, Nemean Games, and Pythian Games.
What did ancient Greek Olympic athletes wear?
The Olympics – Ancient Olympics
The Ancient Olympics were held at Olympia, one of the sacred places of the ancient god Zeus. … Women did not compete in the ancient Olympics and married women were not even allowed to attend as spectators. The male athletes did not wear any clothes and competed naked.
Can a javelin kill you?
Occasional accidents occur in athletics disciplines such as the javelin and the hammer, but deaths are extremely rare. In 2007, French long jumper Salim Sdiri was speared by a javelin at an athletics meeting in Rome and had to be taken to hospital for his injuries.
Who is the best javelin thrower in the world?
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|1||Johannes VETTER||Javelin Throw|
|2||Neeraj CHOPRA||Javelin Throw|
|3||Marcin KRUKOWSKI||Javelin Throw|
|4||Jakub VADLEJCH||Javelin Throw|