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dis kuhs

  • n  an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
  • n  a disk used in throwing competitions

  • The first women's athletics event in Olympic history, the discus throw, was won by the brawny Pole Halina Konopacka, who shattered her own world record by 45 cm and beat the runner .
  • Since 1989, he has won 15 gold medals and has set 14 national Senior Games records in pole vault, high jump, long jump, discus and shot put.
  • Probably the world's most famed statue of an athlete is of a discobolus (discus-thrower), by Myron, ancient Greek, restored by Professor Furtwangler.
News & Articles

  • Partially-Undersea Water Discus Hotel To Be Built In the Maldives
    Zothecula writes "Polish architectural and deep-sea engineering company Deep Ocean Technology has inked a deal with Ridgewood Hotels and Suites Pvt. Ltd. to build its futuristic part-underwater Water Discus Hotel just off the shore of Kuredhivaru Island in the Maldives. 'The luminous hotel features two large disc-shaped lounges seven-meters above the water, housing a luxury restaurant and spa ...
    June 12, 2013 - Slashdot
  • Bogalusa’s Graves finishes 6th in discus
    Bogalusa’s Jalen Graves finished 2013 as the Class 3A’s sixth best discus thrower in Saturday’s state track and field meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily News
  • BHS’ Graves qualifies for state track meet
    Bogalusa discus thrower Jalen Graves has qualified for the Class 3A state track and field meet, which is be ing held May 4 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily News
Quotes

  • Gerd Kanter in Jamaica Gleaner
    There will be a big party today, it is my day,the 28-year-old Kanter said. "Virgilijus is the best discus thrower ever and inspired me a lot in recent years. I think he will be back, you cannot count him out."
  • LK Advani in Times of India
    It is a different matter to discus the merits and demerits of capital punishment but when the apex court has given a ruling, it has to be respected,Advani said.
  • Krishna Poonia in Hindustan Times
    I am happy that I won all three events, but I couldn't do better tonight as my grip on the discus was not up to my expected levels. But, I am focused to win both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. My main goal is to reach 65 meter mark, said...

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