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discus

1. (originally) a circular stone or plate used in throwing competitions by the ancient Greeks
2. Athletics
a. a similar disc-shaped object with a heavy middle thrown by athletes
b. (as modifier): a discus thrower
3. the event or sport of throwing the discus
4. a South American cichlid fish, Symphysodon discus, that has a compressed coloured body and is a popular aquarium fish
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I've not thrown a competitive discus yet, but I've done competitive shot putt and hit the high 14s with my first throw and 15.
Davies has accepted an invitation from Welsh Athletics to throw in the men's discus following his recent double gold medal performance at the IPC World Championships in Lyon.
The selection panel gave its nod to discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, who became only the second Indian to win a medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships last year.
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No area program has performed better in the discus throw and shot put this decade than Saugus.
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NAIRN athlete Scot Thompson will bid to complete a hat-trick of double title wins in this weekend's British Universities championships at Scotstoun Stadium, GlasgowThe 23 year-old Stirling University student has pocketed the shot and discus gold medals at this meeting for each of the past two years, and is poised to secure an unprecedented treble by tackling both events again.
04m to win the discus and Amy Griffiths triumphed in the 800m with a time of 2 mins 27.