Discus throw

event in track and field athletics
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The discus throw is an event in athletics, where a heavy disc is thrown for distance. It was invented in 708 BC in Ancient Greece.[1] The goal is to throw the discus farther than your opponents.

Statue of a discus thrower, Copenhagen.

The discus throw is the subject of a number of well-known ancient Greek statues and Roman copies of them. US thrower Al Oerter is one of only two athletes to win the same individual event at four consecutive Olympic Games.

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