Sport: Javelin Made Easy

In unnumbered undershirt and baggy slacks, the pudgy, 49-year-old Spaniard looked more like a masseur than an ath lete. Felix Erauzquin picked up a javelin, held it behind his back, spun around twice, and let it go. The javelin traveled 273 ft. 6 in.-only nf in. short of the world's record.

All over Europe last week, javelin-throwers were trying Erauzquin's new technique. Results were phenomenal. Training with the Finnish Olympic team, 26-year-old Antti Seppala got off a 270-ft. toss. In France, 165-ft. javelin-throwers hit 230 ft. At week's end Norwegian Egil Danielsen repaired to a field (the local stadium was too small),...

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