Rio Olympics 2016: Post writer tries out Olympic sport of javelin throwing

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Carlos Frias learns to throw the javelin from Harry Howell, a Palm Beach County coach for more than 40 years who trained Olympians. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

To pay honor to the Rio Olympics 2016, we bring back several stories where our Post writer tried out some of the less heard of sports.

In 2012, Post staff writer Carlos Frías set out on his personal pentathlon to discover some of the 2012 Summer Games’ more obscure sports. The Olympic sport feature here: Javelin.

An excerpt from the 2012 original story:

When I heard Harry Howell talk about his trip this month to the U.S. track and field Olympic trials — an eight-day bender in Eugene, Oregon, that he relayed like it had been a bachelor party in Las Vegas — I knew I’d found the right man to teach me about the javelin.

Read the rest of his story and find out more about Carlos’ javelin-throwing skills, read: “Carlos takes on the javelin”

Here are his previous stories on archery and table tennis.

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