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 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 Canyon Crest’s Elisabeth Driscoll remains No. 1 in the discus at 157-11. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2024 Pacifica thrower Zach Lewis was among the county’s double qualifiers, finishing first in the discus with a throw of 180 feet and first in the shot put with a mark of 62 feet, .5 inches. Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register, 18 May 2024 The senior claimed the discus with a throw of 159 feet, 5 inches, narrowly topping Florence’s Gunner Busetti at 157-06. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, 16 May 2024 Somewhere between winning a gold medal, having surgery and going to the beach, Olga wandered into an equipment shed used by the discus, shot put, javelin and hammer competitors. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Worn, weathered and vandalized, missing an arm and the discus itself, it was quietly removed in 1970 and put in storage, and was not missed by many. John Branch, New York Times, 2 May 2024

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“The discus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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