Javelin spears official’s throat at German meet

DUESSELDORF: A 75-year-old athletics official died yesterday after being speared through the throat by a javelin on Sunday at an athletics meet in Duessel­dorf.

The elderly official at the city’s Wilhelm Unger Games for young athletes is reported to have gone to measure a javelin throw, but was hit by the object as it landed, according to the local media reports.

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