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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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Qualified discus for Asian Games by securing current Asia Ranking 1 53 category and Asian Games combined category event 51/52/53 Discus Ranking 2 as on date.
Two species and two subspecies (Haliotis madaka, Haliotis gigantea, Haliotis discus discus, Haliotis discus hannai) of genus Haliotis and two subspecies (Sulculus diversicolor diversicolor, Sulculus diversicolor supertexta) of genus Sulculus have been reported in Korea (Lee & Min 2002).
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.
Year eight boys added new records in 1500m, long and triple jump, with year nines making a mark in the 4x100m, 200m and discus, and year 10s in the 100m, 200m, 800m and triple jump.
But later it was revealed the wrong list had been published and she will also not be able to defend the F51 discus crown she won in London 2012 Davies will tonight compete alongside British champion Brett Morse at this year's Welsh Athletics International in Cardiff.
The standard model of the Water Discus Hotel will have 21 rooms built 10 metres under water, as well as leisure facilities above the water surface and additional satellite extensions.
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE: Discus competitor Cao Ngoc Hung and javelin thrower Nguyen Thi Hai
To this end, the Discus Stabilizer will be instrumental in providing stability and helping to prevent injury when participating in discus throwing.
The Water Discus Hotel project opens many new fields of development for hotel and tourism sector, housing and city sector in the coastal off-shore areas, as well as new opportunities for ecology support by creation of new underwater ecosystems and activities on underwater world protection.
DISCUS Software Company, a provider of software that accelerates manufacturing and quality engineering, on Wednesday announced multiple improvements to its FAI Suite with the release of DISCUS 5.
In the Under-17 women's section Beth Crosby won both the discus and shot while Anna Jiemann took the points in the B shot.
Discus has annual sales of around $140 million, with some two-thirds of those sales generated in North America.