‘Music brought me to London, but I’ve always loved javelin’

Badar Echakhch is a French javelin thrower who now calls East London his home.

The 38-year-old first realised he has a good arm as a child when he and his friends were throwing stones in a local lake.

He went on to compete at national level in France and is still throwing to a high standard at Masters level events for older athletes.

Elephant Sport caught up with Echakhch at Mile End Stadium to gain an insight into his personality and a career which has also included being a DJ and rapper.

He also gives an insight into the sport of javelin throwing, its many nuances and intricacies, to give a better understand of his love for this unique discipline.

Interviewing and production: Jean Verdon

Cameras and production: Simon Cromie and Aina Villares-Vila