1) The Javelin must be held at its grip and thrown overhand using one arm.
2) The athlete may begin his or her run from their desired choice but within the runway provided to them.
3) The athlete is not allowed to leave the throwing area (runway) until the Javelin lands in the landing area.
4) The Javelin is thrown towards a sector covering an angle of 28.96 degrees extending outwards from the arc at the end of the runway and the athlete cannot cross the arc after the throw or else it is considered a foul.
5) A throw is legal only if the tip of the Javelin lands within the sector and the tip strikes first rather than the other part of the Javelin.
6) The distance of the throw is measured from the point where the mark (The impression made by the tip of the Javelin) was made to the throwing arc.
7) Each athlete is given six throws and the best attempt is considered as the winner.
8) The athlete is not allowed to turn his / her back before the Javelin lands in the landing area.
9) In case of a tie, the athlete with the next best effort (distance) is declared the winner.
10) If the athlete touches the arc, the ground beyond the arc or the boundary lines; it is considered a foul.
11) It is declared as a foul attempt if the Javelin lands outside the edges of the landing sector.
12) A red flag is shown in case of a foul and a white flag in case of a fair attempt.
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