“J” is for Javelin

javelinA javelin is a spear meant to be thrown.

Many years ago javelins were used for hunting animals and by soldiers as weapons.

Today, javelins are used in sports.

Javelins thrown for sports are about 2 and a half metres long.

Javelins can be made of wood or metal.

During javelin throwing sports events, some athletes can throw javelins nearly 100 metres!

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