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Athletics official dies after being struck in throat by javelin at youth meeting in Dusseldorf

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 10:15 | Comments

German official dies after being struck by javelin

An athletics official has died after being struck by a javelin during a youth meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Dieter Strack, 74, was hit in the throat by the javelin as he went to measure a throw on Sunday. He was taken to hospital and died from his injuries on Monday.

The website of the local athletics federation described Strack as a "much-loved and experienced" sports judge.

"All of us who were there are horrified and in shock... We will always remember Dieter Strack."

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