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Best Olympic throwing event?

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
obviously the javelin, you use your whole body in rhythm and unlike a discus you can actually kill things with it. Evidence below.


also this is probably a general sports thread
 

Spikey

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obviously the javelin, you use your whole body in rhythm and unlike a discus you can actually kill things with it. Evidence below.


also this is probably a general sports thread
I feel like a discus to the head or shotput could probably kill, but the javelin would be a easier weapon
 

Teja.

Global Moderator
Shotput seems like an interesting sport, the best women do only slightly worse than the best men and the top 25 throws has multiple women.

Also the woman's all-time world record is higher than the winning score for men in the 2016 Olympics.
 

weeman27bob

International Debutant
Shotput seems like an interesting sport, the best women do only slightly worse than the best men and the top 25 throws has multiple women.

Also the woman's all-time world record is higher than the winning score for men in the 2016 Olympics.
Do men and women not use shots that are different weights?
 

Line and Length

International Debutant
Do men and women not use shots that are different weights?
They certainly do. In my youth I was in an athletic carnival and entered the shot putt. Many years later, when teaching, a student produced a programme for the current athletic carnival and my name was listed as the record holder from years ago. I didn't have the heart to tell him I used a ladies' shot on the day as the heavier shot wasn't available. I wrote to the organising association and informed them of this but received no response.
 

Fuller Pilch

International Vice-Captain
Shotput because it is one that NZers do well in and can beat drugged up Eastern Europeans.

I'd like to see this in the Olympics one day though:
 

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