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A shot-putter is the power behind the thrown.
Journolists Mail on Sunday
After being impaled by a javelin, while officiating- I'm doing fine now, just resting and hanging around.
Jeremy Campbell
After Sergei Bubka asked for $40,000 to appear at a Crystal Palace meeting -Sergei, I'm only asking you to compete, I don't want to buy the Soviet Union.
Andy Norman (1987)
I always wanted to be a minor poet. I remember when I did my record long jump saying to myself, when I was in the air half-way, This may be pretty good jumping. It's dashed poor minor poetry!'
C. B. Fry
I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at one another.
Al Carter
I know I'm no Kim Basinger, but she can't throw a javelin.
Fatima Whitbread (1993)
In a moment, we hope to see the pole vault over the satellite.
David Coleman, BBC TV (1976)
Mention that you are a hammer thrower to someone who is not an athletics enthusiast and you will be met with any reaction from a puzzled frown to raucous laughter. If you have the misfortune to say it to a groundsman, you may face physical violence.
Howard Payne
My first 18-foot pole vault wasrt't any more of a thrill than my first clearance at 15 or 16 or 17 foot. I just had more time to enjoy it on the way down.
Roland Carter (1976)
On his world record triple jump - It's only jumping into a sandpit.
Jonathan Edwards (1995)
On news of a new throwing style - If this new method is accepted I will personally break my javelin in half and use it as a support for my tomato plants.
Dana Zatopekova (1956)
Plainly no way has yet been found to stop long-jump commentaries sounding like naughty stories after lights-out in the dorm - 'Ooooh! It's enormous. It was so long!'
Russell Davies The Sunday Times - quotes, quotations and bloopers from the world of sport

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