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 !