A 74 year old, much loved judge at youth athletics has died while officiating the javelin event.
Dieter Strack died after being rushed to the hospital from his injuries he suffered after running out to measure a javelin throw by a 15 year old competitor. Unfortunately Strack mis-timed his approach to the javelin as it had not yet landed and ended up piercing him through the throat.
Strack was a well known face at such events and organizers are devastated, “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”, the association said on its website.
The teen who threw the javelin is receiving psychological counseling