englesko - srpski prevod
ETYM French javeline; akin to Spanish jabalina, Italian giavelina, and French javelot, Old Fren. gavlot.
Related to Gavelock.
1 > A spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events.
2 > An athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible.
Spear used in athletics events.
The men's javelin is about 260 cm/
8.5| ft long, weighing 800 g/28 oz; the women's 230 cm/
7.5| ft long, weighing 600 g/21 oz.
It is thrown from a scratch line at the end of a run-up.
The center of gravity on the men's javelin was altered 1986 to reduce the vast distances (90 m/100 yd) that were being thrown.