Definition of discus
: a heavy disk (as of wood or plastic) that is thicker in the center than at the perimeter and that is hurled for distance as a track-and-field event; also : the event
Recent Examples of discus from the Web
From runner Scott Hall and discus thrower Ben Lindsey, to Tastad, to recent stars Pivec and Jordyn Edwards.
Zilverberg is expected to face competition in the discus event from 100-year-old D. Paul Miller of Bloomington, Illinois, who is also registered for the long jump and the 50-, 100-, and 200-meter races.
Matt Richtman was runner-up in the 3,200, pole vaulter Danny Walker took second and Clayton Hannula was third in shot put and discus for the Knights.
Defending champ and state-meet record holder A.J. Epenesa of Edwardsville kept Meyer from the sweep by winning the discus at 197-11, giving Meyer second at 189-5.
Elijah Johnson won at 50-0 and took third in the discus.
TRACK AND FIELD: Juston Lindsley became the first Yotes thrower to earn All-America honors, placing fifth in the discus at the NAIA Outdoor Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.
His postseason was marred by struggles in the discus.
And there are the throwing events (the shot put, the discus, and the javelin).
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DISCUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discus for English Language Learners
: a heavy flat round object that people throw as far as they can as a sport
the discus : an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a discus farther than everyone else
DISCUS Defined for Kids
Definition of discus for Students
: an object that is shaped like a disk and hurled for distance in a track-and-field event
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