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Owwww!! Owww!! Donít look at this thread!! Owwww!! Javelin through the foot of track official!
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 9/26/06

Posted on 09/26/2006 8:32:23 AM PDT by dead

Track and field line judge Lia Mara Lourenco is helped after a javelin hit her in her foot during 'Brazil Trophy,'
a national track and field competition, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Jonne Roriz, Agencia Estado)


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KEYWORDS: hatewhenthathappens; ouch
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A "Brazil trophy"!
1 posted on 09/26/2006 8:32:23 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Was she working as a javelin catcher? Owww indeed!


2 posted on 09/26/2006 8:33:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: dead

Now that's gonna leave a mark!


3 posted on 09/26/2006 8:33:36 AM PDT by KoRn
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To: dead

Oh, thats got to hurt!


4 posted on 09/26/2006 8:33:43 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: dead

Another Brazillion down? How many is a brazillion?


5 posted on 09/26/2006 8:33:50 AM PDT by techcor
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To: dead

Sucks to be her bump.


6 posted on 09/26/2006 8:34:11 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: dead

Always a good thing to pay attention when at a track meet. Especially when you are an official.


7 posted on 09/26/2006 8:34:52 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: dead
Inquiring minds want to know...

Was it thrown by a jihadist?
8 posted on 09/26/2006 8:34:53 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Trust can't be bought)
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To: techcor
Another Brazillion down? How many is a brazillion?

I didn't know Brazil had lions....

9 posted on 09/26/2006 8:35:11 AM PDT by mwyounce
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To: dead

Yeesh! I thought this was going to be another picture of Helen Thomas, but that javelin in the foot picture is bad enough.


10 posted on 09/26/2006 8:35:17 AM PDT by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: dead

I think that they should add a foot to the distance that the javelin was actually thrown!


11 posted on 09/26/2006 8:35:20 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: dead

How you say 'move' in her language?

Or 'look out'?


12 posted on 09/26/2006 8:35:29 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: ConservaTexan

+ 1 foot.


13 posted on 09/26/2006 8:36:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: dead

OUCH


14 posted on 09/26/2006 8:37:00 AM PDT by camas
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To: dead

Good thing that didn't happen in the US. It would be an OSHA violation and somebody would have to do a lot of paperwork.

Is she OK?


15 posted on 09/26/2006 8:37:26 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ConservaTexan
"I think that they should add a foot to the distance that the javelin was actually thrown!"

You owe me a new keyboard!
16 posted on 09/26/2006 8:40:20 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: dead

We never got one of those accidents when I was on the HS track team, but there were javelins and discuses, disci, whatever flying in all random directions. The javelin chuckers had that smirk on their faces all the time like 'I can put this through your neck from across the football field.'


17 posted on 09/26/2006 8:40:58 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: KoRn

"Oh, it's just a flesh wound".




{Credit to Monty Python}


18 posted on 09/26/2006 8:41:28 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: dead

Someone at my high school impaled himself with one. He tried to stop a run away discus with the javelin and he tripped. Miraculously it missed all of his vital organs.


19 posted on 09/26/2006 8:53:24 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: dead

Lucky it wasn't a discus or shot put


20 posted on 09/26/2006 9:05:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Caipirabob; dead
AO! (Portugese for "OW!")
21 posted on 09/26/2006 9:08:43 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
NO SAMBA FOR YOU!

The Samba-Nazi

Yikes! Graca a deus era so a pe dela...

22 posted on 09/26/2006 9:15:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SengirV
"Always a good thing to pay attention when at a track meet. Especially when you are an official."

I threw the javelin throughout High school and yeah, you'd better pay attention. Some officials do seem to get a bit lax.(Never saw anyone close to getting hit though.)

23 posted on 09/26/2006 9:30:15 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: dead
And here's the guy that threw it:

Click on pic for video.

24 posted on 09/26/2006 9:31:48 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: dead; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Judge-kabob!

No, seriously, this sort of thing shouldn't be tolerated. She needs to put her foot down.


25 posted on 09/26/2006 9:32:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Burglar drops dresser, shot in chest, fills drawers." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: dead

Yikes!!!! My mildly arthritic knee is feelin one hell of alot better all the sudden like!!


26 posted on 09/26/2006 9:34:29 AM PDT by djf (Some people say we evolved. I say "Some did, some didn't!")
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To: dead
Could have been much worse, here is an article about a teen who ended up with a Javelin in the brain,

http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/03/2/15/16513874.CFM

27 posted on 09/26/2006 9:34:55 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: dead

oWWWW!


28 posted on 09/26/2006 9:35:15 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Insultification is the polar opposite of Niceosity)
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To: savedbygrace
How you say 'move' in her language?

Or 'look out'?

"FORE!!!"

29 posted on 09/26/2006 9:40:35 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: ConservaTexan

xlnt


30 posted on 09/26/2006 9:43:27 AM PDT by osideplanner
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To: Yo-Yo

Cue that "Lambda, Lambda" rap song from the movie.


31 posted on 09/26/2006 9:44:33 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: dead

She's gonna need a toe-truck......


32 posted on 09/26/2006 10:00:43 AM PDT by MountainDad
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To: HOTTIEBOY

"Watch your foot" ping.


33 posted on 09/26/2006 10:10:29 AM PDT by Toby06 (Hydrogen is not a fuel source. Hydrogen is an energy storage method, like a battery.)
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To: NCC-1701; Watery Tart; Irish_Thatcherite; Slings and Arrows

This story reminds me of Monty Python's The Cricket Match (Episode #45)




Commentator

Warwickshire had dismissed the Kalahari Batsmen for 140, and then it was their turn to face this extraordinary Kalahari attack. Pratt was the first to go, but Pratt and Pratt put on a second wicket stand of nought, which was broken by Odinga in his most hostile mood.


A compilation of the day's play. Natives in normal cricket gear. Pratt at crease as per usual cricket coverage. Cut to a low shot of the bowler thundering up towards the wicket. Cut away to the batsman preparing to take the shot. Cut back to the bowler. As he reaches the crease he produces a spear and raises it to shoulder height and hurls it. Cut to batsman who is hit full in the stomach. His bat dislodges the bails. There is a 'howzat' from all the native fielders. He makes an annoyed gesture as if he were Colin Cowdrey caught clean bowled, and sinks to the ground.

CAPTION: 'B. PRATT'

Voice Over

Thats B. Pratt, hit wicket - 0. But Pratt and Z. Pratt dug in and took the score to a half... (cut to the new batting partnership; B. Pratt's body is still on the ground) before Z. Pratt ran away. (Z. Pratt reaching the pavilion, running with a hail of spears and arrows coming after him) But out came M.J.K. Pratt... (cut to M.J.K. Pratt coming out pulling on gloves etc.) to play a real captain's innings. (he reaches the crease and takes guard, the bowler bowls) He'd taken his own score up to nought when he mistimed a shot of Bowanga and was lbw. (a huge spear sticks right through the lower part of his leg; they appeal and he turns and limps manfully off)

CAPTION: 'M.J.K. PRATT'

Voice Over

Typical of Umbonga's hostile opening spell was his dismissal of V.E. Pratt, who offered no resistance to this delivery... (cut to native bowler bowling a machete; it hits the ground and does a leg spin up, slicing off the batsman's head as he waves his bat) ... and he was caught behind.


The batsman's severed head lands in the wicket keeper's gloves. He throws it in the air with a flourish.

CAPTION: 'V.E. PRATT'

Presenter

But by lunch the situation had changed dramatically.

Voice Over

(and CAPTION:)
'C.U. PRATT KILLED OUTRIGHT, BOWLED ODINGA - 0.
P.B.T.R. PRATT LEGS OFF BEFORE WICKET, BOWLED ODINGA - 0.
B.B.C.T.V. PRATT ASSEGAI UP JACKSEY, BOWLED UNBOKO - 0.
Z. PRATT MACHETE BEFORE WICKET, 'BOWLED UMBONGA - 0.
M.J.K. PRATT STUMP THROUGH HEAD, BOWLED UMBONGA - 0.
V.E. PRATT RAN AWAY - 0.
P.D.A. PRATT RETIRED HURT - 0.
W.G. PRATT RETIRED VERY HURT - 0.
PRATT DIED OF FRIGHT, BOWLED ODINGA - 0.
Y.E.T.A.N.O.T.H.E.R. PRATT NOT OUT BUT DREADFULLY HURT- 139.'


34 posted on 09/26/2006 10:36:42 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: mainepatsfan
Someone at my high school impaled himself with one.

Same thing happened at the Air Force Academy in the 70-71 time frame, as I recall. Someone was running across the athletic fields and didn't notice the javelin sticking into the ground in front of him. Jammed the end straight into his chest... We were quite a ways away but saw the ambulance come out.

35 posted on 09/26/2006 10:53:32 AM PDT by ken in texas (come fold with us.... team #36120)
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To: dead

OMG!


36 posted on 09/26/2006 12:27:34 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: sully777

LOL! I haven no idea about cricket - but that was funny! ;)


37 posted on 09/26/2006 1:17:18 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: dead; Slings and Arrows; sully777

Steel cap boots in future....


38 posted on 09/26/2006 1:19:04 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Argh; NicknamedBob; patton; VRWCmember; sionnsar; ConservaTexan
I think that they should add a foot to the distance that the javelin was actually thrown!

Ouch.

I see you're on track and still metering out the punishment for the many slings and arrows thrown around today as we inch towards a new record in the DOW.

39 posted on 09/26/2006 1:22:25 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Steel cap boots in future....

...with a side order of situational alertness.

40 posted on 09/26/2006 1:22:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Burglar drops dresser, shot in chest, fills drawers." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes... could she not see the damn thing coming?!? :-P


41 posted on 09/26/2006 1:33:18 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: ConservaTexan; Robert A. Cook, PE
I think that they should add a foot to the distance that the javelin was actually thrown!

I consider that cheating! ;)

42 posted on 09/26/2006 1:34:45 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Neaner, neaner, neaner.

"You" can't cheat with with a foot, 'cause that's not allowed in the mtrification tables....


43 posted on 09/26/2006 1:53:06 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: dead
TEchnically, they need to resolve where the foot was before the foot moved when the hole appeared in the foot, lest the javelin has to be thrown again because the hole thong moved when the hole appeared in the judges foot..
44 posted on 09/26/2006 1:55:17 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: dead

That happened to my Chemistry teacher when I was a sophomore in High School.

She was the spotter and for whatever reason didn't get out of the way.

Being that she was 300 lbs, I never saw it coming....


45 posted on 09/26/2006 2:30:09 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: dead

Bummer. The contestant missed setting a record by one foot.


46 posted on 09/26/2006 2:56:10 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: savedbygrace

FORE!


47 posted on 09/26/2006 2:56:52 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: JRios1968; VRWCmember

Her language is golf?


48 posted on 09/26/2006 2:59:59 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: VRWCmember

Great minds think alike!


49 posted on 09/26/2006 3:02:00 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: savedbygrace; VRWCmember

Golf is the universal language!


50 posted on 09/26/2006 3:02:24 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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