Javelin /Shot Put
Track and field events, including shot put and discus, originated in Greece over 2,000 years ago. As track and field events evolved, the hammer and javelin have been added to the list of throwing sports.
Throwing athletes may not look like they have a lot of strength, especially shot putters who are generally tall but heavy while javelin throwers who are very thin like runners.
Training, no matter, requires a lot of repetitive motion. Therefore, athletes, especially young ones “are at risk from over-use injury to immature tissues, especially in the vicinity of upper limb joints, with the lower back and knees also being areas of concern.
The best way to avoid throwing sport injuries is to limit or restrict the number of throws an athlete makes during each training session.
Not only do throwing athletes have to ensure proper technique in order to avoid injuring themselves, but because an errant throw is always possible, they must also be mindful of the spectators.