What is the discus?
The discus throw is a track field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc – called a discus – in an attempt to mark a farther distance than his or her competitors. It is an ancient sport, as demonstrated by the fifth-century-B.C.Myron statue, Discobolus. Although not part of the modern pentathlon, it was one of the events of the Ancient Greek pentathlon, which can be dated back to at least to 708 BC.
Known Athletes :
Robert Harting ( German, Current World Champion )
Jurgen Schult ( German, Current Word Record Holder Since 1986 )
Suzy Powell- Roos ( American, 15th in 2000 )
Gerhard Mayer ( Austrian, 18th in 2008 )
Li Yanfeng ( Chinese, won China’s first discus world title )