The Only World Record That CANNOT BE BROKEN


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  • @SilencedButNotForgotten
    @SilencedButNotForgotten Жыл бұрын

    The fact that he coached the current Olympic javelin winner, India's first and only gold speaks volumes to just how good he is.

  • @woomynation


    Жыл бұрын

    @@jannekbnw5414 yes, because you just get an olympic gold medal because you were 'very lucky that day' Edit: Seems a lot of people are not understanding what a KZread reply looks like. The original comment that said he won because of luck was deleted, probably to save face. I was mocking how dumb he sounded.

  • @lukedowneslukedownes5900


    Жыл бұрын

    Wow did he really?



    Жыл бұрын

    @@jannekbnw5414 so he clearly was way better in very difficult condition.

  • @AlexRuhlz


    Жыл бұрын

    @@jannekbnw5414 everyone knows that ANY record, any victory, still has a part of luck, you may feel better than your opponent, sleeped better and so on... As an athlete you deal with it, it's a component of every event / sport / contest...

  • @EverythingisGoodieBud


    Жыл бұрын

    @@jannekbnw5414 why didn’t Vetter get gold then, if he was better?

  • @all-caps3927
    @all-caps3927 Жыл бұрын

    To perfect the technique of throwing a javelin is one of the hardest things in track and field, everything has to be exactly spot on. And Hahn on the other hand made it look easy, truly a once in a lifetime athlete. It’s a shame some of these incredible athletes go under the radar.

  • @elijahdiablo7310


    Жыл бұрын

    For me it was hurdles, you can jump over the hurdles with the technique but to perfect it where it’s smooth and quick and have the right amount of steps leading up to first hurdle and between the rest of the hurdles is what my mind is constantly counting during the race. Plus just being worried of my trailing legs knee clipping the hurdle meant that it was hard to jump at a perfect height so I was as fast as I could be over the hurdle. I’d always jump too high but not in a way that it was just a jump up and over but in a way that I still jumped over the hurdle forward and you’d need to slow down footage of me jumping g hurdle to see that I could go lower

  • @all-caps3927


    Жыл бұрын

    @@elijahdiablo7310 I’ve always struggled with hurdles too as a 100m sprinter. The technique has to be exquisite and the tempo of your running has to be spot on. One extra step before the hurdle and you’ve messed up your whole race. I agree.

  • @Jay-hp6pu


    Жыл бұрын

    It really isn’t that difficult to throw a javelin. It may be for some people but I know a lot of guys that had no problem doing it. Throwing it a decent distance is another story. You have to be extremely strong and explosive to be good at it.

  • @all-caps3927


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Jay-hp6pu ye I can compete against a lot of people by throwing a javelin, but there’s a huge difference between average throwers and world class throwers that’s what made Hahn so special

  • @teemupuumalainen3051


    Жыл бұрын

    For sure he was marvelous thrower BUT he was juiced, as many other DDR athletes

  • @dstarsnz
    @dstarsnz Жыл бұрын

    I simply love the fact that he took the challenge to coach someone from a country that's not really recognized in track and field .... That is a real coaching test.... prof that he has the secret to success in this event.

  • @KanishQQuotes


    Жыл бұрын

    And his student won the Olympic gold

  • @bigotutbigotescu4723


    7 ай бұрын

    @dstarsnz Yes, amazing that his Indian student made history with that gold medal. Marita Koch's 400m women's record of 47.60 seconds is also from that time. Doesn't it seem very difficult to overcome? Before, the communist bloc and the Western bloc were dueling in everything. In sports, technology and the "space race". Now, other news comes from sports.

  • @planobest8120


    7 ай бұрын

    He’s a traitor to his people taking his skills and helping his rivals beat his home country.

  • @mausilugner6637
    @mausilugner6637 Жыл бұрын

    Hohn was already physically exceptional, at 1.98 metres tall and a competition weight of 116 kg, he was a giant with an incredible throwing arm.

  • @SupremeDP


    9 ай бұрын

    Which is why it's so impressive that Zelezny, debatably a better javelin ( athlete, was almost 15 cm shorter, and skinny!

  • @matthewleikness2044
    @matthewleikness2044 Жыл бұрын

    I mean, in effect, you could say that the world record will never be broken because that specific event (In its exact dimensions) was discontinued. There should certainly be a new record for the modern javelin considering the change was made to intentionally shorten the throwing distance unless they can come up with some sort of equation to assess how long the throw would've been with the old javelin.

  • @dennistaylor5052


    Жыл бұрын

    They're comparing Apples to Oranges. You can't break an old record when they've changed the rules to keep it from happening. The people changing the rules sound like their Democrats, don't like the way things are going, let's change the rules.

  • @dank4541


    Жыл бұрын

    I was thinking in a competition setting just use the old javelin

  • @irelandr00l


    Жыл бұрын

    @@dennistaylor5052 Pretty ironic how you can see this video is comparing apples to oranges and then you yourself go on to compare; apples to oranges.

  • @GaussianEntity


    Жыл бұрын

    I'm surprised this hasn't been done yet. In the speedrunning community, the two javelin records would be separate categories. They could call it legacy and modern javelin to keep things simple.

  • @l.2620


    Жыл бұрын

    @@dennistaylor5052 Maybe you should join a gymnastic competition with how far you can stretch to end up at that conclusion

  • @intellectualgladiata
    @intellectualgladiata Жыл бұрын

    I remember seeing Uwe Hohn throw when I was a young boy when my Dad took me to watch an athletics meet at Sydney Athletic field. I still remember being totally amazed seeing the Jav seemingly disappear into orbit after it left his hand as we watched from behind. Incredible athlete.

  • @junipertree2601
    @junipertree2601 Жыл бұрын

    "The throw was unparalleled" - looked downright parabolic to me

  • @nickmet123


    Жыл бұрын

    Lmfaoooo underrated comment!

  • @shaquilleoseal1390


    Жыл бұрын

    underrated, but its only been 2 hours

  • @robertiveson5684


    Жыл бұрын

    @@shaquilleoseal1390 hopefully it'll be overrated soon, it deserves it

  • @editizm1664


    Жыл бұрын

    @@robertiveson5684 fr fr

  • @Demmidude


    Жыл бұрын

    Ooooo words

  • @tykve
    @tykve Жыл бұрын

    Fun fact, current wr holder Jan Zelezny, while training for Sydney games, made throw so long it landed behind landing area on training field. It was not measured, but Zelezny himself said, it was perfect throw and it was easily over 100m, no measure though, believe it or not

  • @jamesnewsom5899
    @jamesnewsom5899 Жыл бұрын

    Great story telling and great history. Uwe Hohn was truly the greatest thrower ever. Why he is not listed as co world record holder with Jan Zelezny makes no sense. The implement changed. He is the world record holder from the the original implement. And obviously Jan Zelezny is the greatest of the current implement. Both throwers are tops and their records may never be beaten.

  • @Incepter.
    @Incepter.9 ай бұрын

    Everything in Uwe Hohn's throw was perfect, profoundly impacting the javelin sports itself by shattering the world record by throwing the javelin 104 meters, it is truly a world record that will never be broken.

  • @trestruant9941


    5 ай бұрын

    closer to 105 meters

  • @IwontSay
    @IwontSay Жыл бұрын

    Man as a javelin thrower it makes me so proud to see that your channel has the most views with the javelin videos. 15 million in one week is unreal.

  • @DrShauryaGarg


    Жыл бұрын

    A little bit credit to Indian audience sine the Neeraj Chopra olympic gold. With 1.5billion population, anything Indians touch on youtube becomes popular

  • @Praise___YaH


    Жыл бұрын

    HERE is The Savior YaH The Heavenly FATHER HIMSELF was Who they Crucified for our sins, NOT jesus, and “HERE IS THE PROOF” From the Ancient Semitic Scroll: "Yad He Vav He" is what Moses wrote, when Moses asked YaH His Name (Exodus 3) Ancient Semitic Direct Translation Yad - "Behold The Hand" He - "Behold the Breath" Vav - "Behold The NAIL"

  • @IwontSay


    Жыл бұрын

    @@DrShauryaGarg i agree.

  • @ImaLegend1131


    Жыл бұрын

    @@DrShauryaGarg that record is now broken

  • @clu4u
    @clu4u7 ай бұрын

    The wonderful Bob Beamon’s long jump record should never be forgotten. Just simply amazing.

  • @deronsteinke
    @deronsteinke Жыл бұрын

    I would love to see what current athletes could throw with the old style Javelin

  • @smores6555


    Жыл бұрын

    Agreed that would be insane

  • @DaddyOfWetMonkeys


    Жыл бұрын

    Would be nice to live long enough to see the human clone Olympics. We would have gangus wrestle Brock Lesnar in the heavy weight final.. or bobby Orr play on the same team with gretz mcdavid and sid. All time greats.. against all time greats, to settle the goat questions in every sport that has ever been. What year will this hypothetically take place?

  • @donaldgiannini8052


    Жыл бұрын

    @@smores6555 ū ok if

  • @apollosun2913


    Жыл бұрын

    The old javelin flew about 20% further so we can extrapolate Johannes Vetter's 97m thow to have been around 116m.

  • @michaelgeoghegan8850


    Жыл бұрын

    Sprinter, javelin was my next event but with no real training I once managed to win the Irish regional championships (Munsters) in the javelin 1997 I think. Admired Irish thrower Terry McHugh, he won 19 national championships in a row which was a WR In itself. And made the winter Games in the bobsleigh too. Some athlete huh. 84.?m PB for anyone interested?

  • @shaneward7270
    @shaneward7270 Жыл бұрын

    Javelin is easily one of the hardest events in track and field. My senior year was the first year fhsaa allowed javelin and I got the chance to throw it and everything about it was hard. The way you grip it, throw it, run up, being able to keep momentum going into your throw. I was only able to get 32 as my personal best and I wasn’t the best at it. I’d always finish middle of the group with the best throw being 45 I’ve seen in a meet

  • @sherrieschmidt6869


    Жыл бұрын

    Same for me. I did shot, disc and jav in HS. I could never perfect the technique of the jav to get distance. Very humbling.

  • @RK-dw1tb


    Жыл бұрын

    I actually entered a javelin tournament, Without ever holding a javelin previously. I saw the ones throwing before me , and I did the somewhat same . And won that tournament by a large margin. Then never went to collect the medal😂🤣

  • @monke.8482


    Жыл бұрын

    I tried once, about 50 meters

  • @greenwave819


    Жыл бұрын

    actually it's one of the easiest. Long distance running is the hardest (requires the most work/uses the most calories)

  • @wetincornwall6882


    Жыл бұрын

    1983, I managed 46m for my school, aged 15. My PE teacher hadnt much of an idea, so I never really got taught the correct technique.

  • @patrisha7487
    @patrisha7487 Жыл бұрын

    Phenomenal athlete! Uwe Hohn not only exhibits his remarkable talent throwing the javelin to go down in history, now transitions that talent to super star coaching! Well done!

  • @themayomonster.


    Жыл бұрын

    Uwe only "coached" Neeraj for a year , and it was before 2019. Neeraj by that time was already an exceptional thrower.

  • @Geenimetsuri
    @Geenimetsuri2 ай бұрын

    That form is impeccable! Hohn, Zelezny and Räty were the javelin gods.

  • @bastionunitb7388
    @bastionunitb7388 Жыл бұрын

    Interesting info for anyone wondering in D&D you can throw a javelin 30ft without disadvantage or 120ft with disadvantage. Far from this monumental 340ft throw. But then again in D&D you're throwing a medieval javelin with the intent to hit something and have some force behind the throw so I guess the rules check out.

  • @thecrabpulsar
    @thecrabpulsar Жыл бұрын

    What an incredible achievement! Rules being changed straight away because of one man's incredible record shows the kind of achievement that was.

  • @mesmoe-rizing
    @mesmoe-rizing Жыл бұрын

    Can you imagine what it was like being a soldier in ancient times, thinking you are fine because the enemies are horrible archers, but then one of them just throws a sharp stick far enough to shish kabob you.

  • @firefly44220


    Жыл бұрын

    Duh huh huh you should be a comedian with your hilarious KZread comments!

  • @Norzel7


    Жыл бұрын

    Human entire upper body anatomy evolved to better shish kabob prey and enemies. Having sharps sticks flying at ya is a concern about as old as speech, and far older than those fancy bow things young people use nowadays.

  • @steveloeschke5898


    Жыл бұрын

    Kabob🤔 Kebab?

  • @CountingStars333


    Жыл бұрын

    Archer? More like Hastati

  • @christopherbrau5229
    @christopherbrau5229 Жыл бұрын

    I would love to see a variation of the javelin and discus where we don't constrain the field range and only limit some of the engineering parameters so that it is still effectively a javelin and discus. This would make it a combination engineering and athletic challenge. Would be a pretty cool exhibition event I feel. 👍

  • @ede38


    Жыл бұрын


  • @gochuckyourself1892


    Жыл бұрын

    @@ede38 yes

  • @dadt8009


    Жыл бұрын

    There are paper aeroplanes competitions.

  • @Praise___YaH


    Жыл бұрын

    HERE is The Savior YaH The Heavenly FATHER HIMSELF was Who they Crucified for our sins, NOT jesus, and “HERE IS THE PROOF” From the Ancient Semitic Scroll: "Yad He Vav He" is what Moses wrote, when Moses asked YaH His Name (Exodus 3) Ancient Semitic Direct Translation Yad - "Behold The Hand" He - "Behold the Breath" Vav - "Behold The NAIL"

  • @jerrykinnin7941


    Жыл бұрын

    Considering that track and field starts in Jr high and high school. Makes sense why they did that. The track goes around a football field that's 320 ft x 150 ft. So there are the moment land locked. You could move it and discuss to a golf course it would be interesting.

  • @paulconnett3654
    @paulconnett3654 Жыл бұрын

    I watched a documentary on this fella and afterwards my back was killing me. Just watching him was amazing and they moved the goalposts and he still threw it out the park. Stay Strong Everyone. Cheer's 🇬🇧

  • @jjpower6769
    @jjpower67692 ай бұрын

    Eamon Coughlan is the first man, over 40 years of age, to run a mile in under 4 minutes. This is another record that will never be broken.

  • @cujo2680
    @cujo2680 Жыл бұрын

    Eddie Hall's 500KG deadlift is the biggest percentage increase on a world record. He jumped from 465KG for a total of a 7.526882% increase. That's why his deadlift is the most impressive IMO. Lasted five years as well. Pretty damn incredible.

  • @IVEdge


    Жыл бұрын

    No one else has deadlifted over 500KG in a meet setting still though right?

  • @Anthony_Gogglins


    Жыл бұрын

    @@IVEdge Thor did 501 kg lol

  • @IVEdge


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Anthony_Gogglins Not in competition.

  • @dandeveny4513


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Anthony_Gogglins ahhh bless, special boy, easily amused...

  • @silv.k.2992


    Жыл бұрын

    @@dandeveny4513 easily amused? Oh boy you're a simple fellow for thinking 501 to not be an incredible and amusing feat of strength to watch

  • @mrmarkstv6585
    @mrmarkstv65858 ай бұрын

    There are many world records that come to mind that will never be beaten, but this one is truly insane

  • @RGC_Animation
    @RGC_Animation Жыл бұрын

    Imagine being so good that they literally had to increase the difficulty of the game to match your skills.

  • @zeo4481


    Жыл бұрын

    Nope. They changed it because they were conserned it would hit the fans.

  • @HolbrookStark


    Жыл бұрын

    Wilt Chamberlain dunked from the free throw line and the NBA had to change the free throw rules

  • @DickOswald


    Жыл бұрын

    @@zeo4481 because he was to good !🤔

  • @HolbrookStark


    Жыл бұрын

    @@DickOswald we commented 1 second apart literally

  • @daviddavids2884


    Жыл бұрын

    imagine NOT posting STOOPID comments !!!!!!!

  • @rosengeorgiev1875
    @rosengeorgiev1875 Жыл бұрын

    On August 30, 1987, the Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova set a record in the discipline of high jump, which is still unbroken. This is the unattainable 209 cm.

  • @andrasszabo1570


    Жыл бұрын

    It is certainly attainable. As training, medicine and the understanding of the mechanics of the jump improve, some day there will be athlete who will break that record. And the IAAF won't do anything against it, because the high jumping record doesn't encroach or endanger other disciplines. But they certainly don't want any longer javelin throws. The choices are: it's a deathly danger to other athletes, it neccessitates changing the design the stadium, you have to move the event out of the stadium. They will change the javelin (and hammer) as soon as anyone gets close to throwing it out of the field.

  • @raffaeledivora9517


    Жыл бұрын

    Blanka Vlasic got really, really close though. There were a couple of times when he missed that special 2.10m by basically nothing, it was down to luck

  • @TheMercerion
    @TheMercerion Жыл бұрын

    That was the old type of javelin throw with center of gravity moved 4 cm backwards. Current world record holder in the javelin throw is non-conquered since 1996 and undoubtedly the best javelin thrower in the modern history - Jan Zelezny from the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 , who sent it to 98,48 m and won 3xOlympic Games and World Championships.

  • @robinred1851


    Жыл бұрын

    So true. Železný is the best ever. Even when he always had to throw with the "new" javelin, he managed to throw it 36 (!!!) times over 90 metres. With the "old" javelin his WR (98.48) probably would stand at a 110+ !!!

  • @woop9822
    @woop98227 ай бұрын

    the follow through really was insane, look at his arm right after release, looks like it’s gonna spin itself right out of its socket… unreal

  • @ivaylohristov441
    @ivaylohristov441 Жыл бұрын

    There is also another world record that cannot be beaten ( or at least it wasn't for the last 35 years ) . Its by Stefka Kostadinova at High jump 2.09 meters made at the olympics at 1987 ...

  • @dourix3708
    @dourix3708 Жыл бұрын

    Something i've learned its to not underestimate people, while the progress at beating the 104mt WR is going slowly, i am pretty sure that someone in the entire world will eventually break or tie this record, mark my words, someone is eventually going to get it, people is incredibly amazing.

  • @premieresoldat
    @premieresoldat Жыл бұрын

    Look at the distances Hahn threw the NEW javelin. He broke the "old" world record prior to his, but not his personal best. What an incredible athlete.

  • @andersgale9544


    Жыл бұрын


  • @suqa2723


    Жыл бұрын

    @@busfahrer09 so is everyone else, doesn't make it any less impressive

  • @HahnValentin


    Жыл бұрын

    Easterm Germany doped every Athlete, so Uwe Horn was doped during this throw too

  • @sevenseconds8652


    Жыл бұрын

    How do we know that in ancient Greece they didn't throw it farther???

  • @epic4171
    @epic4171 Жыл бұрын

    Great teacher made a great student. We are proud to have Neeraj and we feel grateful that he has a coach like Uwe Hohn.

  • @TheKamiBunny
    @TheKamiBunny Жыл бұрын

    As someone who did javelin competitively in U16 - I've watched the Uwe footage countless times to copy his footwork and technique. Its incredible tbh, when you get everything right and you know you have a good throw as you watch the javelin fly off into the distance and you get the best throw you've ever done. You're then forever chasing that same feeling

  • @JammyTom


    Жыл бұрын

    Smart move

  • @butterflydiva1
    @butterflydiva1 Жыл бұрын

    This is awesome. I did javelin at school and was in the district sports for shot put. I couldn't ever run but could throw. What this man achieved is just awesome!! He was not far off from making a human kebab with that throw lol. Excellent video Thank you

  • @stelioslado7039
    @stelioslado7039 Жыл бұрын

    Actually long jump world records is also an insane world record that might not be broken ever again . The wind and the height of the stadium made a huge impact in the record being made and noone has been close go break it since then

  • @NickC_222
    @NickC_222 Жыл бұрын

    God, that footage at 1:09 is unreal. Even in slow motion his throw looks like some people's regular speed throw. I wish I knew how to estimate the amount of g forces that throw put on various parts of his shoulder, arm and back because even if you're not on track and field, you can probably just understand intuitively how insane it is that a throw like that doesn't just tear a person's ligaments apart. It blows my mind seeing clips of high-level athletes in slow motion because it just looks so unnatural. They really are practically superhuman. I'm absolutely certain that throw would destroy my shoulder if that was me. It's so obvious to me that it feels silly and trite for me to even say it. My entire shoulder would probably just explode.

  • @hessunator
    @hessunator Жыл бұрын

    Another reason why the design was changed can be seen at 3:46. Many of the throws with the old design were landing in a flat angle and then gliding forwards in the ground which put the officials and other athletes in danger. The balance point of newer javelin design meant that the javelins are now sticking to the ground on landing.

  • @Psi-Storm


    Жыл бұрын

    With the javelin more top heavy, they probably have to toss them in an higher angle too, meaning they have a longer travel time (higher energy demand) for the same distance.

  • @tct72


    Жыл бұрын

    That could explain why the bic pen kept writing.

  • @Henry_Jr_Watsson


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Psi-Storm Which means reduced max. throw since energy demand comes from human and humans have limited energy.

  • @patrciaclemons8183


    Жыл бұрын

    Or pay attention and move? I'd call it darwinism

  • @Pigi_102
    @Pigi_102 Жыл бұрын

    Another world record that cannot be broken is the Jessica Rossi W.R. at the Olympics game in London. She broke 99 out of 100 clays in Trap shooting. After that Olympics games rules are changed and now the final is on 75 clays instead of 100, thus no one can broke this record.

  • @dionisiskorakakis3992
    @dionisiskorakakis3992 Жыл бұрын

    Also in Olympic Shooting Sport a WR of 594/600 by Jong-oh Jin at Men's 10m Air pistol event and WR of 583/600 at Men's 50m Free Pistol event by the same Korean athlete (who has 4 gold + 2 silver Olympic medals) will never be broken!

  • @prashr4075
    @prashr4075 Жыл бұрын

    His student Neeraj Chopra of India is the current Olympic, Commonwealth games, Asian and South Asian games champion. Just came second yesterday in world championship, missed by a whisker. But won in Diamond league last month For a country who is never interested in track n field. Hans has created a revolution as Javelin throw has become famous.

  • @rustyman8716
    @rustyman8716 Жыл бұрын

    Great video but the real reason they changed the design was due to the flat landings and the javelin skidding along the ground as seen in some of the footage. By moving the centre of gravity forward the javelin falls about 10 % shorter as it has less lift due to the redesign but consistently sticks in the ground more than previous design.

  • @LITTLE1994
    @LITTLE1994 Жыл бұрын

    Yeah, that record is unbelievable to watch even today. It's virtually impossible to do, now. But, it is crazy he almost reached into the running area.

  • @stephenmoore3286


    Жыл бұрын

    Correction: it is "virtually impossible" under the new rules and new equipment. Throwing under the old rules and using old equipment, a future athlete could throw a further distance, thereby breaking the record. It is very possible to break the record and future athlete will undoubtedly be capable of breaking it, although they may not be interested or motivated to.

  • @robhank6930
    @robhank6930 Жыл бұрын

    this is insane. everyone who has tried javelin throwing themselves a couple of times, knows how hard it is to even throw it straight forward, or more than 30 meters.. here at this one, just everything was perfect: steps, the own speed, acceleration, angle, arm position, power, release. everything. this is like 10 perfect 180's in Darts in a row.

  • @rikleferink


    Жыл бұрын

    i Once only once could do 31 meters when I was 15 yo I think I tried around 10 times

  • @hairold5680


    Жыл бұрын

    @@rikleferink you were lied to

  • @brynjar100


    Жыл бұрын

    @@hairold5680 very possible he threw 30 meters at 15yo even tho he hadnt tried it before tho

  • @rikleferink


    Жыл бұрын

    @@hairold5680 noo, all classmates were required to measure their own distances, most couldn't make 20 and some didn't try at all

  • @krossxeye660
    @krossxeye660 Жыл бұрын

    I realize it's a completely different discipline, but Eddie Hall's 500 kilo deadlift is on this level. The weight wouldn't be touched by anyone until Thor broke the record by a single kilo, a literal .2 percent improvement. Raising the world record by 8 percent, Eddie went on to win the Worlds Strongest Man competition and retired from strongman. These quantum leaps in sports keep happening, everywhere

  • @mrbanana1074
    @mrbanana1074 Жыл бұрын

    this is actually really cool! would be cool to see someone actually able to beat this record!

  • @vanPoll
    @vanPoll Жыл бұрын

    He had the perfect frame, the perfect physique, he put the work in to do something better than everybody else on the planet. Imagine setting yourself a goal with that caliber. And maybe try it yourself, just to get a perspective what this really means.

  • @andrasszabo1570


    Жыл бұрын

    TBF he was East German. Even Putin's Russia wasn't as shamelessly doping as they were. His diet probably consisted solely of steroids.

  • @dabean87
    @dabean872 ай бұрын

    Actually one of big reasons for the new javelin was the increase in "flat landing" were the javelin did not stick in ground making it difficult to measure.

  • @DragonDevil100
    @DragonDevil100 Жыл бұрын

    I went to the County finals when I was a kid, its extremely hard to throw a javelin even if you have a great shoulder and arm, it takes a whole distribution of weight to throw it. I'm amazed that people are able to do this, want to give it a shot now I'm grown

  • @shaynehughes6645
    @shaynehughes6645 Жыл бұрын

    "Let's see who can throw these javelins the farthest..." "They're throwing them too far, make it harder to throw far."

  • @anthonynorman7545


    Жыл бұрын

    If they throw them out of the area it's a hazard. Also, how can they measure if it's out of bounds.

  • @coldai9107


    Жыл бұрын

    @@anthonynorman7545 just make the area they throw into bigger, no reason not to

  • @anthonynorman7545


    Жыл бұрын

    @@coldai9107 the track and field already have specified dimensions. Should they move the track on every field that also does javelin?

  • @The_Burrito


    Жыл бұрын

    @@coldai9107 "We made the area bigger, so now where do we put it now that it doesn't fit in the arena"

  • @gamewithgreg
    @gamewithgreg Жыл бұрын

    As someone who has never watched javelin, but watched this anyway as it seemed interesting (and was), how do we know it will "never be beaten", given that Zelezny's throw with the new javelin wasn't too far behind? Or is it because the records are now separated depending on whether the old or new javelin was used?

  • @andrasszabo1570


    Жыл бұрын

    Because the javelin physically endangers other athletes, so the IAAF will change the design as soon as anyone gets close to throwing it out of the field.

  • @aman5428


    Жыл бұрын

    there is 7 metre difference between 98 m and 105 metre. That is huge. Nobody is breaking that in near future.

  • @UDONTCME111
    @UDONTCME111 Жыл бұрын

    I wonder how many throws he did in his life. Thousands no doubt. The best throw of his entire life at the exact perfect moment. Unreal.

  • @pantarkan7
    @pantarkan7 Жыл бұрын

    Who, Tara Lipinski? She will forever hold the record as the youngest skater to win gold, because they changed the rules. I mean, props to this guy, but he's not alone.

  • @joey.h14
    @joey.h14 Жыл бұрын

    i’ve probably said this before on this channel, but dude, the fact that this channel is called “total running productions” but isn’t just about running, is amazing. i love that there’s room for other sports to join the conversation, but the highlight is in running. i love that it isn’t anti-anything but running

  • @shennyboi110
    @shennyboi110 Жыл бұрын

    I had only heard Uwe Hohn's name mentioned on occation before watching this video, not of this record. It was incredible to find out the link of the Uwe to Neeraj Chopra who I've recently been watching loads of footage about 💯 Great video!

  • @jessehutchings
    @jessehutchings Жыл бұрын

    That throw looks incredible. He launches it with such power he almost falls over and it takes off like a lightning bolt! Legendary

  • @dancoulson6579


    Жыл бұрын

    It kind of reminds me when you see an impressive human specimen on the front of a science book.

  • @magicmonkey5144


    Жыл бұрын

    Lightning bolts hits the ground and dissapeares

  • @FosFate


    Жыл бұрын

    Say you've never watched a Javelin Throw event without saying you've never watched a Javelin throw event

  • @thwomp1542


    Жыл бұрын

    Carlos Spicyweiner lol

  • @Gary14700
    @Gary14700 Жыл бұрын

    Congratulations for Uwe Hohn.. But we need to mention Sergey Bubka. Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships, an Olympic gold medal and broke the world record for men's pole vault 35 times. Nobody can reach him..

  • @AndersGunnarsson-xf3no
    @AndersGunnarsson-xf3no22 күн бұрын

    Well, there the Swedish javelin thrower, Yngve Häckner, set the world record in combined javelin throws with 114,28 m (left arm 52,47 m and right arm 61,81m ) 1917. I can not see that this world record will be broken, either. 🙂

  • @TheKgv1
    @TheKgv1 Жыл бұрын

    Great Channel, its like a blast " from the athletic past" on every visit...keep it up guys, great stuff

  • @chrisrautmann8936
    @chrisrautmann8936 Жыл бұрын

    I'd love to see a "Can Am" style javelin- minimum weight, minimum length, otherwise go nuts. It means that countries with unlimited resources would be able to engineer their way to victory at any time, but I'd get around this with a simple work-around- each supplier of javelins must make their javelins available to any competitor at a nominal cost, say what a mid-range javelin costs before. The sport would have to be held at a different venue, one with extra space. Maybe a baseball stadium, instead.

  • @usuha1980
    @usuha1980 Жыл бұрын

    I used to live next to his mother for a few years in the late 80´s, early 90´s. I wished I would´ve known who he is, when I was a child. Later teachers at school told us about him, because he is a local legend.

  • @adamabele785
    @adamabele785 Жыл бұрын

    The old javelin had some "gliding" abilities that would stabilize it in the air with the tip still almost level when it landed. It would slip through the grass sometimes. The newer javelin impacts at a steeper angle.

  • @JoseRodriguez-ey7ju


    Жыл бұрын

    makes sense

  • @ninjahunterx7497


    Жыл бұрын

    @@CoolCoyote You should heed your advice.

  • @carmichaelk.5214


    Жыл бұрын

    Thank you for the context beyond "this guy was just TOO good"

  • @QuesadillaJay


    Жыл бұрын


  • @projectmessiah


    Жыл бұрын

    @@CoolCoyote No one said he wouldn't but its completely fair to point out that his feat is a least a little less impressive then it seems by modern standards

  • @mac23806
    @mac23806 Жыл бұрын

    Those athletes back in those times still some previous world records have not even been close to being broken I wonder what kind of training did they do back in those years. It's pretty remarkable

  • @junejuly532
    @junejuly532 Жыл бұрын

    Can't imagine the energy behind that throw.

  • @lukastux3024
    @lukastux3024 Жыл бұрын

    This gave me tears. And it's such a shame that this exceptional athlete was not allowed to participate at the Olympics by his oppressive government 😭

  • @allanlmb37


    2 ай бұрын

    As opposed to all the Western countries that boycotted the 1980 Olympics? Were all those athletes also denied competing by their oppressive governments?

  • @graybeard1952
    @graybeard1952 Жыл бұрын

    Tony Dorsett's 99 yard run from scrimmage can never be broken, only tied. I think it was tied last season.

  • @friendlyfriends5046
    @friendlyfriends5046 Жыл бұрын

    This guy deserves a olympic gold

  • @thethirdman225
    @thethirdman225 Жыл бұрын

    That release was perfect. Dead straight. You don’t see the tail come down or anything. It’s the closest you’ll ever see to a perfect throw with that javelin. After that, it’s all Jan Zelezny and what a thrower he was.

  • @BenZenTen


    Жыл бұрын

    that is why they changed javelin, also by rules it can not land flat on the ground, it must go in the ground with some angle..

  • @thethirdman225


    Жыл бұрын

    @@BenZenTen No, it must make a mark.

  • @BenZenTen


    Жыл бұрын

    @@thethirdman225 well if it lands flat how it can make one? to make one it must go in, at least for a millisecond..

  • @thethirdman225


    Жыл бұрын

    @@BenZenTen It’s usually the cord grip that does it. There’s no rule that says it has to stick into the ground.

  • @BenZenTen


    Жыл бұрын

    @@thethirdman225 for head tip to make contact first with ground it needs an certain angle, together with speed it's almost impossible not to.. otherwise it will hit flat and can't be a mark! 😉

  • @jorgesantoine24
    @jorgesantoine24 Жыл бұрын

    They should have made the field area bigger or the throwing line further back not the javelin heavier so there could be proper comparison for all throwers....this guy was amazing!

  • @H0n3yMonstah
    @H0n3yMonstahАй бұрын

    The way he released that javelin was fantastic.

  • @donnymcgahan1158
    @donnymcgahan1158 Жыл бұрын

    The people spotting where it lands are the bravest people I've seen.

  • @nahog99
    @nahog99 Жыл бұрын

    I think one of the most impossible records to beat is the 2 grand slams in a single inning by a single player record. If a player were to get 3 grand slams in the same inning it would be unnnnnreal.

  • @ephraimpaustian


    Жыл бұрын

    I belive Tatis Jr actually hit 2 homeruns in the same inning against the same team (dodgers) his father played against on the anniversary of the two grandslams. His father currently holds that title.

  • @trestruant9941
    @trestruant99415 ай бұрын

    @deron steinke, they say you can roughly add 10 meters to the new style javelin distances, so let's call the equivalent distance of Jan's current record with a neutrally stable, lower cross section javelin a round 108.5 meters. Jan Zelezny (98.48m) - men’s javelin throw world record Heading into the Jena Zeiss Meeting in the German city of Jena on May 25, 1996, Jan Zelezny was already the reigning Olympic and world champion. Furthermore, the Czech ace was already in possession of the existing world record following a 95.66m attempt at Sheffield three years back.

  • @Grimmcatz
    @Grimmcatz Жыл бұрын

    It’s just mind boggling they let people stand at the end of the field where the javelin was being THROWN.

  • @had573


    Жыл бұрын

    I was searching for someone who noticed this aswell like is the javelin tip blunt? Why the hell are they even standing on the field they have death wish or what?

  • @tempius2316


    Жыл бұрын

    It's simple. No one thought that someone might be able to throw a javelin that far.

  • @S3RAPH1MX


    Жыл бұрын

    This guy's javelin didn't even make it, how would someone else be able to hit them 💀

  • @abcdefbcdefg8352


    Жыл бұрын

    theres like 3 people in the olympics that got hit by a javelin and i think 2 of them were recoreded. one dude got hit in the chest, and another dude got pierced through the face, crazy

  • @teemuvesala9575


    Жыл бұрын

    Yeah its nuts. Its not the athletes' fault if it hits someone, the people who arrange these games should clear the zone so that the javelin can't hit anyone.

  • @bombercountyblues
    @bombercountyblues Жыл бұрын

    Amazing moment in time.. but I doubt very much that it's the "only" record that can never be broken..

  • @No-vair-im-dumb
    @No-vair-im-dumb Жыл бұрын

    I'm not usually into sports, but this really got me to listen; you even made me stop playing Minecraft for 6 minutes straight :) it's a crazy win for anyone, the fact that it still stands 30+ years later is pretty cool. 👌

  • @romanchomenko2912
    @romanchomenko2912 Жыл бұрын

    I used to practice javelin throwing using a copper pipe filled with sand I didn't know the javlins weight . So at School we all had to line up in a straight line given a javelin then I noticed how light it was all of rest of lads thrown theirs and the PE teachers didn't bother measuring until I've thrown and PE were jumping with joy rolled out the tape line 21m and I was only 12 at time a record for school for 4 years I was in ha ha .

  • @Jarmezrocks
    @Jarmezrocks Жыл бұрын

    By far the achievement he should be most praised for; making that Indian athletes dreams come true! Seeing that guys face brought tears to my eyes 🥲

  • @Bilverkr
    @Bilverkr Жыл бұрын

    Gold Medal or not, that man is an absolute beast. Hate for him to be on the other side of a medieval fight. Watching 3 of your friends turn into a shish-kabob would be gruesome.

  • @parko9880
    @parko9880 Жыл бұрын

    I tested javelin throwing at my school once at PE. The furthest I could come was 20 m. I couldn't get the technique down and when I got the 20 m I was so proud and confident. This is more than five times 20 m, I can't even

  • @Tomanna


    Жыл бұрын

    It's more than 17 times 20m haha

  • @Zebo12345678


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Tomanna You gotta check your math dude.

  • @magpierh


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Tomanna 🤨 no, it isn't. You're working in feet (I think)

  • @cubedude8690


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Tomanna no

  • @juppheinekken3465


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Tomanna Yeah you got feet (340) and meters (104,80) confused. Best to just use a rational system of measurement to begin with so this can't happen ;)

  • @cjm4045
    @cjm4045 Жыл бұрын

    People should do research into the reason the javelin was changed. Before he broke the record the idea of changing the javelin had already been proposed. They wanted to change the center of gravity to shorten distances but also to get rid of frequent flat or ambiguous landings, which often made it hard to assess if a throw should be declared legal. His throw did speed up the process as his throws were in danger of going outside the field.

  • @DrummerJacob
    @DrummerJacob Жыл бұрын

    Its not that it cant be broken, its just that they changed the competition. You can still break the record. Nobody is stopping you from throwing a javelin to the same specifications.

  • @G5Hohn
    @G5Hohn Жыл бұрын

    And this is the only Hohn in the Guinness Book of Records-- at least as of the 1985 version. I know, because I spent a period of my childhood looking for a namesake in the book and found just this one man.

  • @gr8fuljon
    @gr8fuljon Жыл бұрын

    Wormser's a master at aerodynamics. He designed the javelin to fit with Lamar's limp-wristed throwing style.

  • @SupremeDP
    @SupremeDP9 ай бұрын

    And then came Zelezny. It'd have been great to see how he'd stack up with the old javelin.

  • @jeremypearson6852
    @jeremypearson6852 Жыл бұрын

    It’s always difficult to compare athletes especially when equipment changes. It happens in tennis, golf and other individual sports. If a tennis player can serve at 100mph with a wooden racket imagine what they would do with graphite.

  • @pomboagiota8936


    Жыл бұрын

    Thats true, though heavier rackets develop more force, so i dont know how would be the difference

  • @raggeragnar


    Жыл бұрын

    Time travel to the 70’s and let Roscoe Tanner use a modern tennis racket. That would be a sight.

  • @OTisnochOT


    Жыл бұрын

    @@pomboagiota8936 its Not just Mass and Weight the material is also a big factor with the speed

  • @pomboagiota8936


    Жыл бұрын

    @@OTisnochOT oh right sorry

  • @mrscootervids


    Жыл бұрын

    Same as movie sale tickets from 20 years ago to now, shit is not even equal. People had to go out to the cinemas and watch the moviesnow you can watch that shit online and buy it where ever you are.

  • @MMAoracle
    @MMAoracle2 ай бұрын

    That fact that someone can throw a javelin 100 meters is insane

  • @kivalook9284
    @kivalook9284 Жыл бұрын

    Not the only record that cant be broken... check out Burt Munro... land speed record for a class that is no longer recorded. He will always hold that record.

  • @cuz_i_sedso9574
    @cuz_i_sedso9574 Жыл бұрын

    The world record that has the greatest lead over its competitors is consecutive complete games for an NHL Goalie. Glen Hall of the Chicago Blackhawks played 552 consecutive complete games. Today most goalies wont play 20 games without a break. So he is 25 times higher than current players. Babe Ruth would have had to hit 17,000 homes runs to equal that level of superiority. Oh, and he didn't wear a mask.

  • @floridadad2817
    @floridadad2817 Жыл бұрын

    @2:04 could not have been a more perfect moment. Bruce Jenner holding a javelin and the narrator goes into, "The actual javelin instrument itself changed in overall form." Why yes...yes it did.

  • @trenttrip6205


    Жыл бұрын

    Indescribably underrated comment

  • @bluefamily3937


    Жыл бұрын


  • @shev7880


    Жыл бұрын

    The joke really write themselves. I am lmao

  • @alexanderblake3569


    Жыл бұрын

    I was looking for you and I found you in the dark. 🤣🤣🤣 way to go. That got me.

  • @mjm8686
    @mjm8686 Жыл бұрын

    There was a young man by the name of Lamar Latrell who likely could have beat this record in 1984. Unfortunately he was busy with his studies at Adam's College and was not able to participate.

  • @jeffw1267


    3 ай бұрын

    I don't think that design of javelin would be allowed, LOL.

  • @valikoest7981
    @valikoest7981 Жыл бұрын

    Can we just appreciate that jan zelezny, with the new javelin, almost reached the previous world record with the old javelins

  • @dilididli2274


    Жыл бұрын

    well, 6 meter is very far behind, 8% behind. That 98.8m is really impressive, but saying he almost reached the old record of the old javelin is simply not true.

  • @somewhereelse1235


    Жыл бұрын

    @@dilididli2274 Considering the new javelins are specifically designed to fall considerably sooner than the old javelins (some estimate the javelins are reduced by upwards of 10m on average, although measured throws are human and therefor not perfect for that kind of analytics). If he were using the old javelin, he very well might have beaten the old record.

  • @valikoest7981


    Жыл бұрын

    @@dilididli2274 i'm talking about the 99.something record.

  • @Flowerpunkt


    Жыл бұрын

    98.8m with new javelin is even bigger achievement than old record.

  • @dilididli2274


    Жыл бұрын

    @@somewhereelse1235 Still change nothing to my reply, He was far to reach the old record mark but it is impressive. Like you said, we can probably consider that it is more impressive then the old one, but making the remark that 98.8 is close to 104,8m isn't accurate.

  • @c.galindo9639
    @c.galindo9639 Жыл бұрын

    Very nice. I love it. So much greatness that it changed everything in its event. What a legend

  • @altang884884
    @altang8848842 ай бұрын

    That's a true grandmaster, a person who can do, and teach!

  • @nicolasribeiro7914
    @nicolasribeiro7914 Жыл бұрын

    “The stadium are not big enough to hold the javelin anymore” This is absolutely metal

  • @emigrant1510
    @emigrant1510 Жыл бұрын

    Olympic Committee: Ok, guys. The records for Javelin-Throwing are getting ridiculous. What should we do about them? Johnny: We should provide them with a larger field for the throws Danny: We should provide them with a larger field for the throws Jerry: ...we could make the sport harder for everyone by changing the Javelin. Johnny: ... Danny: ... Olympic Committee: Great idea, Jerry!

  • @bonifacelomuk3685
    @bonifacelomuk36857 ай бұрын

    3000m flat outdoors,held by Daniel Komen is also another almost impossible record to break -No one has really come close since then,27 years ago.

  • @adecree
    @adecree Жыл бұрын

    Crazy how the anouncers instantly called exactly what would happen from the record standing to the javelin weight being adjusted

  • @akscraggy2434


    Жыл бұрын

    In the video they said that there were talks for a while about changing the weight distribution of the Javelin for the same reasons they ended up changing it. It wasn't a question of if, but when it'll happen. It's more an inevitability than it is a lucky guess

  • @terrabiker


    Жыл бұрын

    They are called professional commentators for a reason , duh...

  • @ZesPak


    Жыл бұрын

    As said, there were talks about this and they knew someone would hit 100m sooner or later. As soon as they saw this land, they just called on that. Anyone with a little interest in the sport back then knew this the moment this spear landed.

  • @interwebedprotogen7575


    Жыл бұрын


  • @the_kombinator


    Жыл бұрын

    @@interwebedprotogen7575 Somebody get this guy a gold medal in being able to duplicate numbers he sees on the screen with the use of a keyboard. Oh, it can't be proven now that the number has been surpassed? *Stripped*.

  • @Layk35
    @Layk35 Жыл бұрын

    Unless they change the specifications again I don't see why this record can't be broken. He broke the previous record by 5 meters, and the current closest to his record is about 6 meters shorter, so unless they're pushing the limits of human potential (which I don't think they are yet) then this record will be broken

  • @levi7492
    @levi7492 Жыл бұрын

    question for any pros out there but shouldn't this event take place indoors? idk how heavy the javaline is but it seems decently light weight so wouldn't the wind affect performance once it reaches its max height?

  • @theleftuprightatsoldierfield


    8 ай бұрын

    There aren’t any indoor facilities large enough

  • @NotGiven-pj7sm
    @NotGiven-pj7smАй бұрын

    Wasn't there that spinning technique that got 112m? It was optimal, but so dangerous they refused to recognise the record and changed the rules immediately.