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Who is that Bald-Headed Beauty: The Mystery of the Soviet Javelin Champion

She was the best, holding the world record in the women’s javelin throw from May 1960 to October 1964. Elvira Ozolina, the native Latvian who was representing the Soviet Union at the 1964 Olympics, was primed to repeat as Olympic champion in Tokyo, after taking gold in Rome in 1960. 242 more words

Tokyo Olympics

Alberta javelin thrower Florence Storch dies at 102

HANNA, Alta. – A feisty Alberta centenarian who made headlines for competing in javelin events has died.

Florence Storch was 102.

An obituary said she died Wednesday in Hanna, where she had lived in a seniors lodge. 293 more words


Welcome Week - Sports Fair

Freshers week is finally here, and the stall is all set up! Come and find us on Wednesday & Thursday, 10-4pm in the sports centre. We also have an outdoor area featuring some foam javelins, long jump & a leaderboard for the course of the event (Wednesday 3:00-3:30, Thursday 11:30-12:00)! 16 more words

Last Run by The Despot

Bucephalus and Incitatus pull the chariot around the arena’s curve toward Quintus’s last opponent, a German gripping a throwing axe. Quintus hears the team’s hooves, their frothy snorts, his own heartbeat. 84 more words

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Early September - harvest and tidying

Today I harvested the last remaining potatoes. We had only planted two rows in the spring, both early/salad varieties. Javelin and Charlotte.
Out of the two, I liked Charlotte better – firmer as a salad potato, but also lovely roasted whole (it is not waxy and has a slightly starchy texture). 105 more words

Olympian attaches GoPro to javelin (video)

Following in the path of pole vaulter Allison Stokke, Olympian Cyrus Hostetler recently attached a GoPro to a javelin and let it rip.

Hostetler, who finished 32nd in the 2012 Olympic javelin, was seventh at the U.S. 104 more words