An athletics official has died after being struck by a javelin during a youth track and field meet 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.