Javelin Kills Referee

by duncanr

Dieter Strack, 74, who was refereeing a junior athletics event in Dusseldorf, Germany, has died after being struck by a javelin

Mr Dieter was measuring the distance of a competitor’s throw when he was skewered through the neck by a javelin thrown by the following competitor.

Several spectators have been treated in hospital for shock and the 15yr old athlete who threw the javelin is receiving psychological counselling.

Source – http://tinyurl.com/8qnobnm

Hhmm, since when has it been customary for an athlete to launch a javelin while officials are still on the field recording a previous competitors throw ?

Just asking !

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