Speared by Javelin!

Finnish javelin thrower Tero Pitkämäki accidentally speared French long-jumper Salim Sdiri at the Golden League meeting in Rome on July 13, 2007. Sdiri, who was rushed to the hospital, actually wasn't too badly injured and is expected to recover.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Esa!

Turns out, this sort of thing happened before in the world of javelin throwing: see Javelin Impales Judge post previously on Neatorama.

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Umm, this reminds me of a funny story. A girl at my school got speared with a javelin because she stupidly ran across the field. She wasn't hurt badly either, but she's now known as Javelin Jill...
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That is one scary looking accident. I sure hope the unexpected target will recover!

The thrower looks like he is way out of whack from the beginning of his throw.

Do some sport they say, it's good for your health they say. Until they harpoon you with a javelin!
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