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Official dies after being hit by javelin

2012-08-28 03:30:00 GMT2012-08-28 11:30:00(Beijing Time)  China Daily

An athletics official has died after being struck by a javelin during a youth meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany, the BBC reported on Monday.

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," the federation said in a statement.

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