Holy shizz, this is awful!
A German sports official has died because he was struck by a javelin… in the throat.
Dieter Strack, who was 74 years old, was an official at a youth meet in Duesseldorf when it all happened — and despite being taken to the hospital immediately, he couldn't make it through.
Here is what the association said:
"The popular and experienced sports judge was the victim of a tragic accident while carrying out his duties on Aug. 26. All of us who were there are horrified and in shock."
None more so, we bet, than the 15 year old athlete who threw it. He's reportedly receiving counseling.
An investigation has been opened, though it's likely it will be ruled an accident.
[Image via AP Images.]
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