JAVELIN By: Sampsa Lohiniva & Tommi Paananen SPO10S. ATHLETICS. Introduction. History Modern day javelin Key factors in javelin throwing Records Preparation phase Pre-competition phase Competition phase Different training types. 1. History.
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Introduced in 708 BC games composed in two games
Throwing at a target and throwing for distance
Target throwing was done by riding a horse
In distance they had same principles as today
Made of olive wood, weighted 400g and were 2,3 to 2,4 meters long
In 1780 the length changed from 2,3 to 2,6 meters and weighted 800g
Material was changed to hickory wood
Later on the javelin was made hollow
Material has changed from wood to metal
Men: 2,6 to 2,7 meters long & 800g
Women: 2,2 to 2,3 meters long & 600g