Javelin

  1. An athlete is entitled to three attempts, but they should not be consecutive.
  2. The Javelin must be held at the grip.
  3. It must be thrown over the shoulder or upper arm. It is a foul throw if this is not adhered to. It must not be thrown with a slinging or hurling action.
  4. The competitor must not turn their back to the throwing area at any time during the run‐up.
  5. Not any part of body is allowed to touch the throwing foul line or go over the foul line or touch the ground.
  6. It is not a foul if the end of the javelin touches the ground during the run‐up
  7. After the throw they must leave the run‐ up from behind the curved foul throw line and the winged marks on either side. The competitor must not leave the run‐up area before the Javelin has hit the ground.
  8. The javelin must strike with the tip of the metal head first. It does not have to stick into the ground or leave a mark.
  9. The javelin must land within the marked sector. On the sector line or outside the sector is a foul.
  10. If the javelin skids out or flips over the sector line the throw is valid.
  11. The measurement is taken from where the javelin first strikes the ground with the tip of the metal head.
  12. The Sector Judge will raise the white flag for a fair throw ‐ red for a foul throw. The Spotter then places the spike/zero‐end of the tape at that point.
  13. The measurement is then read to the run‐ up side of the throwing foul line.
  14. The javelin measurement is taken as the actual measurement rounded down to the nearest whole centimetre (eg: if the throw measures 24.255 metres it is recorded as 24.25 metres. If the throw is 18.66 metres it is recorded as 18.66 metres.)