Tuesday, 17 July 2007

"That" Javelin accident...

Here's the clip of that funny (sorry, horrible) javelin accident at the Golden League games in Rome's Olympic Stadium.

French long jumper Salim Sdiri was speared by a javelin thrown by Finland's Tero Pitkämäki in a freak accident at the recent athletics meet.

The men's javelin and long jump competitions were taking place at the same time... Pitkämäki seemed to lose his footing as his launched the javelin, which then veered off course.

28 year old Sdiri collapsed to the ground before being taken to hospital. He was found to have sustained a three centimetre wound in his side, but luckily no internal injuries.

(The TV report is just as funny to listen to as the actual incident itself ;-)

[ Right now I'm listening to:
^ Magnus Carlsson - Live Forever
^ Avril Lavigne - When You're Gone ]

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