Elija Godwin is a 19-year-old Georgia sprinter, who got impaled by a stationary javelin on 7th May 2019, while completing a backwards sprint drill.
Godwin got impaled by a javelin sitting in a rack while he was moving backwards.
Quick Facts and Information on Elija Godwin
|Birthday||1st July 1999|
|Home Town||Covington, GA|
|Mother||Ginger Glenn Luby|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|School / University||Newton High School, University of Georgia|
Elija Godwin Impaled By Javelin
On Tuesday afternoon, Elija was running his practice drills while the fatal incident occurred. The javelin, sticking out at an angle, was left on the practice field which went through Elija’s body as he sprinted backwards. The javelin pierced Elija’s lungs living him unconscious in the scene.
Godwin’s team members immediately called an ambulance and rushed him to the hospital where the doctors performed a successful surgery. Meanwhile, Godwin is able to breathe normally without the help of oxygen and as per the doctors; he is expected to make a full recovery.