Cyclo-Cross

Equipment

Discus Safety Net

Rules

Throwers start in a recessed concrete circle. The thrower takes an initial stance facing away from direction of the throw, spins around one and a half times and then releases. The discus must land within a 40-degree or 60-degree arc marked by lines on the landing zone. The competitor must be not exit the circle until the discus has landed. The throw is measured from the front edge of the circle. Throwers have anywhere from three to six throws, with the best throw recorded. The thrower with the longest throw at the end of competition is the winner.

Description

Discus is an individual sport where competitors throw a heavy, circular disc. The competitor with the longest throw is the winner. Discus is an ancient Greek sport that dates backs to the 5th century BC. It was featured at the first modern Olympic Games, and is still part of the games today. Competitors use a rotating motion to throw a heavy disc further than anyone else. Competitors have three to six attempts, with the best one counted towards their official results.

History

Discus is an ancient Greek sport, dating back to at least the 5th century BC. In addition to being its own event, discus was part of the ancient pentathlon. The modern Olympic Games have featured men's discus since 1896 and women's discus since 1928. Today discus is a popular international sport, with the highest level of competition occurring at the Olympic Games.