The Javelin is one of the most ancient weapons even dating back to the cave people using it to hunt and fish. Later the javelin was used in battles as a throwing weapon due to the fact that it is much lighter than the spear. The Javelin Throw has a particularly strong tradition in the Nordic nations of Europe. Over 40% of the medals won are by the contestants from Sweden, Norway and Finland. Men’s Javelins weigh 800 grams (28 oz) and range from 2.6 to 2.7 meters. Women’s Javelins weigh 600 grams and range from 2.2 to 2.3 meters. It is usually made out of wood and used to practice on the long fields. Also it can bi made out of any material for different uses.