What is javelin?

  • (noun): An athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the bow and arrow and slingshot, which shoot projectiles from a mechanism. However, hurling devices do exist to assist the javelin thrower in achieving greater distance.

Read more about Javelin.

Some articles on javelin:

Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala
... (born 26 February 1988 in Riga) is a Latvian javelin thrower ... she won the silver medal and was beaten only by Ukrainian javelin thrower Vira Rebryk ... During the javelin throw qualification she managed to set a new Latvian record in javelin throw – 60.13m ...
List Of Empire Ships (I–J) - Suffix Beginning With J - Empire Javelin
... Empire Javelin was a 7,177 GRT (11,650 tons displacement) type C1-S-AY1 landing ship which was built by Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, California ... Laid down as Cape Lobos and completed in January 1944 as Empire Javelin for the MoWT ...
List of Javelins
... Hak Hinyan Hoko Huata Irpull Ja-Mandehi Jaculum Jarid Javelin Jiboru Kasita Kan-Shoka Kannai Koyuan Kujolio Kuyan Laange Lancea Lance-Ague Lanza Lama-pe Leister Longche Mahee Makrigga Makura ...
Susanne Jung
17 May 1963) is a retired East German javelin thrower ... best throw was 69.60 metres with the old javelin type, achieved in August 1987 in Potsdam ... This ranks her ninth among German old-type-javelin throwers, behind Petra Felke (who held the world record), Antje Kempe, Silke Renk, Beate Koch, Karen ...
Lindy Leveau-Agricole - Achievements
... Championships Yaoundé, Cameroon 2nd Javelin throw (old) 42.24 m World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 20th (q) Discus throw 33.90 m 23rd (q) Javelin throw (old) 39.06 m 1998 African Championships Dakar ...

More definitions of "javelin":

  • (noun): A spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events.