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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ouch, Dept.

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)

I always wondered why this sort of thing doesn't happen more often. It always seems like the judges are out there dodging the javelins...let's hope she'll be okay.

Carry on,


UPDATE by Rodrigo, September 30th, 2006: They said in the newspaper yesterday that she is already at home, resting after a surgery. She expects to be working again within a month.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, that's gotta hurt.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they count the extra distance the javalin may travel to the hospital if they don't pull it out of her foot beforehand? That would be a long throw!

Ouch, that went all the way through her foot!

10:16 AM  
Blogger HD_Wanderer said...

Could have been much worse, but damn that looks like it would hurt.

11:30 AM  
Blogger yeled said...

dude that is great! where did you find this image?

11:44 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

Holy Lord! Wonder if anybody got a shot of it at the time of impact? That would be a candid moment!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

At least it wasn't the caber toss.

I always wondered about the hammer throw, too. You've got this big ol' fella spinning around and then he lets loose a steel ball. All he has to do is let it slip 1/4 turn early or late and the thing flies into the crowd.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Ken Tanaka said...

Gasp! Cringe! Inattention at the wrong moment can lead to a horrible accident in this sport, eh?

But viewed from another perspective this accident could have been much worse. Thank goodness for that.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this, as ABC Wide World of Sports used to say, is the "Agony of De-feet."

2:41 PM  
Blogger Ian Clark said...

This reminds me of a video of a judje who got hit in the should by the javalin, removes it from his body and marks it into the ground where he was standing so it could recorded officially.

However this was, medically, the wrong thing to do. Its good to see that they did the right thing in this image and NOT remove it from her foot. While instinct says to remove it, you don't know what the action of removing it will do, so leave it to qualified people to make that judjement.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shutter lag prevented the moment of impact being captured. We were left with this.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Morven said...

With the hammer throw, there's a net covering the directions the thrower could hit the crowd. I think it's tough enough to stop the thing. Same for discus, as I recall.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Rodrigo said...

They said in the newspaper yesterday that she is already at home, resting after a surgery. She expects to be working again within a month.

4:32 AM  

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