Athletes wear lightweight, loose fitted, sleeveless or short-sleeved T-shirts or top that absorbs sweat and keeps them cool whereas loose fitted, lightweight shorts are worn by athletes that are made of breathable fibre to avoid chafing.
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Leather or nylon shoes with a maximum of 11 front and rear cleats (12mm long) are worn during javelin throw.
The javelin is 2.6-2.7 m long and weighs around 800g for men while for women; it is 2.2-2.3 m long and weighs around 600gm. It has a cord grip that is 5.9 inches wide and is wrapped at the center of the javelin. The head (tip) of the spear measures 25cm in length that is made from metal and must be sharp and smooth.