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Viewers Compare Javelin Thrower's Unique Technique To Jack Sparrow's Iconic Run

Max Sherry

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Viewers Compare Javelin Thrower's Unique Technique To Jack Sparrow's Iconic Run

The internet has no chill.

Social media users have brutally compared one javelin thrower's technique to Jack Sparrow's legendary run.

Honestly, once you see it, you can't unsee it.

Polish athlete Adrianna Sulek was competing in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon when viewers watching from home couldn't help but chuckle at her rather unique run up.

As Sulek prepares to launch the javelin down the field, she holds her arms out and flaps her hand up and down.

And as she speeds up, her hand movements jolt quicker and quicker.

It's a very different technique to what we're used to seeing, but nothing to call home about if truth be told.

Oh no, some internet sleuths didn't see it that way.

A couple of people online have hilariously compared her run up to Captain Jack Sparrow's iconic strut in Pirates of the Caribbean.

It was comedian Tim Vine picked who initially spotted the strange movements, posting a clip of it on Twitter saying: "I’ve just seen my favourite ever Javelin build up."

England cricket great Jimmy Anderson was quick on the pulse, adding: "I await the first remix with a dance track."

But it wasn't long before other social media users saw a glaring similarity between Sulek's run and another legendary movie moment.

One person tweeted: "It's like Jack Sparrow has trained her."

While another added: "Jack Sparrow’s daughter aiming for the Olympics."

As a third chimed in, saying: "Channeling the power of Jack Sparrow."


Absolutely brutal.

Credit: Twitter/BBC
Credit: Twitter/BBC

It may have been unique to say the least, but Sulek's technique saw her propel the javelin 41.63 which saw her finish third in the event.

Unfortunately it wasn't enough to earn her a medal as she fell to a fourth-place finish in the overall heptathlon.

But if it means anything, Sulek appears to have gained plenty of fans with viewers falling in love with her unconventional yet clearly effective technique.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BBC/Disney

Topics: Australia, Athletics

Max Sherry
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