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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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In 2018, when the list came out, I got to know that if I want to compete in Para Asian Games, then I have to just two events to participate in that were javelin and discus," she said.
Alireza Ghaleh Nasseri, Jalil Bagheri and Hamed Amiri of Iran stood on all three podiums of men's discus throw class of F54/55/56 garnering the gold, silver, and bronze medals of the filed.
Andrew Evans topped the Welsh rankings with victory in the high jump and the shot put, Will Grant triumphed in the pole vault, and Theo Hughes won the discus (B).
On the boys side, Du Quoin's winners were Keenan Johnston in pole vault (10-6), Tobby Hottes in discus (110-6.5), Dalton Moore in shot put (38-3.5) and Caleb Davis in the 400 (54.8).
Tapoki, who previously competed at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Games, will contest both the discus and shot put at the Commonwealth Games.
Gateshead's Sophie Littlemore just failed to make it on to the podium after finishing in fourth spot in the discus with a throw of 42:99m and followed that up with a seventhplace finish in the shot putt competition with a distance of 13:33m.
Davies burst to prominence with victory in the F42 discus at London 2012, but the event was removed from the Paralympic programme for Rio.
1 in the conference in the discus for a Ducks' men's team seeking an 11th straight title.
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).
Second: Adam Mitchell (5,000m); George Dawson (B 100m); Tom Weston (B 200m); Matthew Bailey (1,500m - 4min 22sec); Rob Longstaff (long jump - 5.96m); Dominic Cuff (triple jump - 11.61m) Other results: L Hunter (fifth - B 400m/800m); A Mitchell (fifth - B shot putt); S Day (third - 100m); N McLeod (fifth - 800m & javelin, fourth - 400m); M Croft (fifth - discus & shot putt, fourth - javelin) A Moloney (fifth - B discus); R Longstaff (fifth - high jump).
PARALYMPIC champion Aled Davies has confirmed he won't be able to defend his discus title in Rio next year as he concentrates on shot put success in Brazil.
The Indian challenge will be led by Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Vikas Gowda.