Biomechanical factors critical for performance in the men's javelin throw.

@article{Morriss1996BiomechanicalFC,
  title={Biomechanical factors critical for performance in the men's javelin throw.},
  author={Craig Morriss and Roger Michael Bartlett},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          438-46
        }
}
In the men's javelin event the athlete throws an 800g implement into a 40 degrees sector. The objective is to throw as far as possible. Compared with most other throwing implements, the javelin is relatively aerodynamic. Even so, the most important release parameter is still the release speed. Maximising this parameter gives the athlete the best chance of attaining success in the event. For an elite thrower, as much as 70% of the release speed of the javelin is developed in the last 0.1 second… CONTINUE READING

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