the discus


: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a discus (a heavy flat round object) farther than everyone else
winner of the discus

Examples of the discus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Defending Olympic champion Valarie Allman will be a favorite once again in the discus, while Annette Echikunwoke and DeAnna Price could add medals in the hammer throw. Eddie Pells and Pat Graham, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 July 2024 Kaia Harris, who finished her college track and field career at Missouri last season, competed in the discus at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Thursday. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 28 June 2024 Not a bad haul for someone who finished next to last in the discus in his freshman year. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 14 June 2024 Liam Marley, Shot put/Discus, Calvary Christian sophomore: School-record holder in the discus (168-9) and finished fourth in the state in both the discus and shot put; had PR at state in the shot put (52-1); competed in track for three years and also plays football. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 14 June 2024 May 28, 2024 Lawson didn’t start off well Tuesday; her first throw was 101 in the discus, 16 feet off her best. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 28 May 2024 Aja Johnson of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame will try for a state championship in either the discus or shotput. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2024 Earlier Saturday, Johnson won the discus with a personal record of 158-10 on her fourth throw. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2024 Jacob Blankenship won the discus at 139-3 and the shot put at 42-7 1/4, edging Perryville’s Cy McCall, who was second in the shot put. Bill Blewett, Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2024

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“The discus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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