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 Discus throw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The discus, the object to be thrown, is a lens-shaped heavy disc with a diameter of 220 mm (8.66 inches) and a weight of two kilograms (4 lb 7 oz) for the men's event, and one kg (2 lb 3 oz) for the women's, with a smaller diameter of 182 mm (7.17 inches). The competitor's best throw from the allocated number of throws, typically between three and eight, is recorded, and the competitor who legally throws the discus the furthest is declared the winner. As well as achieving maximum momentum in the discus on throwing, the discus's distance is also determined by the trajectory the thrower imparts, as well as the aerodynamic behaviour of the discus. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discus_throw   (614 words)

 Discus throw The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy with a diameter of 22 cm and a weight of two kilograms, whereas the women's discus weighs one kilogram. The discus must land within a 40 or 60 -degree arc marked by lines on the landing zone, and the competitor must not leave the circle until the discus has landed. The competitor's best throw from the allocated number of throws is recorded, and the competitor who legally throws the discus the furthest is declared the winner. www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Discus.html   (191 words)

 Shot Put, Discus Throw - - by Marco Steybe The distance achieved by the throw is a functioon of the implement's speed at release, the height of release, the angle of release and attack, and, in the discus, air resistance and the aerodynamic qualities of the implement. In the Discus Throw, the thrower attempts to perform a long acceleration of the implement by applying rotational and linear horizontal force at the rear of the throwing circle. The discus throw is actually a sling, aided by a stretch-reflex reaction prior to release. steybe.freeservers.com /throwing.html   (1176 words)

 Discus throw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The discus, the object tobe throw, is a heavy disc with a diameter of 22cm and aweight of two kilograms for the men's event, and one kg for the women's. The competitor's best throw from the allocated number of throws is recorded, and the competitorwho legally throws the discus the furthest is declared the winner. As well as achieving maximum momentum in the discus on throwing, the discus's distance is also determined by the trajectorythe thrower imparts, as well as the aerodynamic behaviour of the discus. www.therfcc.org /discus-throw-73017.html   (222 words)

 discus throwing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) discus throwing gymnastic of the ancient Greeks, revived in times, especially as part of Olympic games (in which is an event of decahlon) and as an event of other track and field meets. discus for men was the circular disk of wood with the metal rim, weighs 4 lb 6.5 oz -2 kg), and is 85-8 in. the discus for is a circular disk of wood the metal rim, weighs 4 lb 6.5 oz -2 kg), is 8 5-8 in. www.onshoes.org /discusthrowing.htm   (269 words)

 Start/Wind Up Each phase of the throw is broken down into an overview, lower body and upper body followed by drills to assist the thrower. After the wind up, the throw is initiated with a shift in the weight to the left side and the right foot pushing off and leading the throw. The rhythm of the throw is slow to fast; the tempo of the throw is increased at this point. www.gillathletics.com /articles/news020502.htm   (1452 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) US discus thrower Al Oerter, won his fourth consecutive gold medal in the event to become only the second athlete to achieve this in an individual event. The discus throw was the fourth event held. In both the heats and the semi-finals of the 100m, Walasiewicz equalled the current world record of 11.9 seconds, a feat she repeated in the final, which she won. www.worldhistory.com /wiki/D/Discus-throw.htm   (306 words)

 Discus_throw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The '''discus''', the object to be thrown, is a lens-shaped heavy disc with a diameter of 220 mm and a weight of two kilograms (4 lb 7 oz) for the men's event, and one kg (2 lb 3 oz) for the women's, with a smaller diameter of 182 mm. The discus usually has sides made of plastic, wood, or metal, with a metal rim and a metal core to attain the weight. The competitor's best throw from the allocated number of throws, typically three, is recorded, and the competitor who legally throws the discus the furthest is declared the winner. q-basic.xodox.de /Discus_throw   (487 words)

 Discus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Discus, a fictional lizard described in the 2005 book The World of Kong. Discus (band), a progressive rock band from Indonesia. This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discus   (94 words)

 Bartlett (1992) The biomechanics of the discus throw: a review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) This is done by considering the two sages of the throw - the launch (the movements in the circle) and the discus flight. To ascertain the optimal release characteristics of the discus to maximize the distance thrown, the results of those studies which have addressed this problem by simulating the flight of the discus are evaluated. Thus, the discus throwing technique is discussed in relation to the results of cinematographic data, and the extremely limited number of force platform and electromyographic studies. www.getcited.org /pub/103366321   (277 words)

 Untitled Document Beth holds the ISU Freshman school records in the weight throw and the hammer throw and is on ISUâs Top Ten list at 3rd in the weight throw, 5th in the indoor shot put, 7th in the discus, 6th in the outdoor shot put, and 3rd in the hammer. Beth provisionally qualified for the NCAA Nationals in the weight throw and the hammer throw every year since her sophomore year and in her senior year qualified for the newly instated NCAA Regionals in the shot put, discus and the hammer. As a collegiate at Butler University Tara was the 2000 MCC Champion in the shot; the 1997 and 1998 MCC Champion and school record holder in the discus; the 1999 MCC Champion and school record holder in the weight throw; and the 2000 MCC Champion and school record holder in the hammer. web.indstate.edu /athletic/summercamps/throws/instructors.html   (2735 words)

 Discus Throw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) discus and eighth in the shot based on regional performances. The discus was the one that she seemed to grasp the best over time, culminating... The discus, the object to be throw, is a heavy disc with a diameter of 22cm and a weight of two kilograms for the men's event, and one kg for the women's. www.wikiverse.org /discus-throw   (378 words)

 discus throwing The discus used to be thrown with either hand, the arm extended backward and the discus against the forearm. The discus for men is a circular disk of wood with a metal rim, weighs 4 lb 6.5 oz (2 kg), and is 8 5/8 in. In modern discus throwing, the athlete rotates several times within a circle 8 ft 2 1/2 in. www.factmonster.com /ce6/sports/A0815623.html   (246 words)

 Discus Throw discus throwing - discus throwing, gymnastic exercise of the ancient Greeks, revived in modern times, especially as... Discus Throw - 1928 Helena Konopacka, Poland 129 ft 11.875 in 1932 Lillian Copeland, United States 133 ft 2 in... Discus Throw - 1896 Robert Garrett, United States 95 ft 7.5 in 1900 Rudolf Bauer, Hungary 118 ft 2.875 in 1904... www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0115041.html   (135 words)

 Discus for Dummies As soon as you feel the full stretch of the throwing arm, turn the body toward the throwing area and whip the throwing arm and release the discus in to the sector. It is the same as the 3/4 Throw except the beginning position has the right foot about halfway between where the foot is for the 3/4 Throw and where it would be for the Full Throw. The only difference between this and the stand throw is that the throwing arm would be back farther and the left arm would be less open. www.avalon.net /~nsmka/discnotes.html   (1967 words)

 The importance of the right leg in discus throwing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) All coaches would probably agree that the discus technique used by all throwers today is aimed at achieving the greatest possible torque prior to the final release phase which will allow the thrower to maximally accelerate the implement and achieve the highest possible release speed. Because the centre of gravity of the thrower plus discus system is not over the right foot in the centre of the circle, the thrower loses much of the rotational momentum that may have been created with the right leg in the first phases of the throw. This leads to the further arguments that the best qualified coaches should coach beginners as well, and in the case of discus throwing and shot putting, the emphasis on (right) leg work is an aspect of the throw that should be particularly emphasised with throwers at all levels and consequently be taught to beginner coaches. www.hotcirclecoaching.com /articlejprightleg.html   (1459 words)

 Discus throw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The discus the object to be throw is heavy disc with a diameter of 22cm and weight of two kilograms for the men's and one kg for the women's. The discus must land within 40 or 60 -degree arc marked by on the landing zone and the competitor not leave the circle until the discus landed. As well as achieving maximum momentum in discus on throwing the discus's distance is determined by the trajectory the thrower imparts well as the aerodynamic behaviour of the www.freeglossary.com /Discus_throw   (374 words)

 THE DISCUS As the discus comes around, the lead (left) arm is collapsed, the elbow bent and the thumb brought back to the upper chest area. At release, it is critical that the body is standing tall, the throwing arm fully extended, the knees locked and the hips rotated such that they are ahead of the throwing shoulder. THE RELEASE OR THROW: The front/left leg is extended and serves as the brake in the throw. www.coachr.org /discus.htm   (1280 words)

 Discus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Aerodynamic forces While the discus and the sport of discus throwing has evolved over the years, one fact remains constant: The discus is greatly influenced by... The throwing of the discus was as follows: A right handed discus thrower stood with his left leg forward and the weight of his body on his right foot. Throwing the discus was introduced as an event in modern athletics at the revived Olympic Games, first held at Athens in 1896, and since that time it has... www.twu.ca /spartanadmin/discus.htm   (1828 words)

 Player Bio: Kurt Glesne :: Men's Track Won the discus with a throw of 48.42m and was second in the shot put after a toss of 48'06.75" at the TSU Relays... Placed fourth in the discus (158'03.00") at the Clemson Invitational where he was seventh in the shot put and eighth in the hammer throw... Had a season-best discus throw of 162'08.00" at the Missouri Invitational which earned him sixth place...Also had season-best shot put throw of 50'10.25" at the Missouri Invitational. fightingillini.cstv.com /sports/m-track/mtt/glesne_kurt00.html   (306 words)

 The Thrower's Page Overlapping sector layout for throwing the hammer from a fixed cage. The physics of throwing: The relationship between force, velocity, time of flight, and angle of release. Statistics: websites that are primarily known for their performance lists, records, and results. www.geocities.com /Colosseum/8682   (222 words)

 Javelin, Discus and Shot Put Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) Discus Throw Drills for Women - Coach Anderson provides instruction on a sequence of discus drills that have been presented across the country for over 21 years. Discus Throw Drills with Ron McEachran, Iowa State U. - Tape takes the viewer through a series of step by step drills for beginning, intermediate and advanced throwers. Common Errors and Corrections: Discus Throw with Brian Bedard, Colorado State U. - Using demonstrations, Coach Bedard, who coached the 1998 NCAA men's discus champion, the 1996 Junior World Champion, and a 3X All-American women's discus thrower, shows you how to correct the most common errors made by your discus throwers. www.sportsnationvideo.com /javdisshotpu.html   (745 words)

 videodisc Halter utilizes a conglomeration of theories to coach these events but the foundation of his methods is a thorough knowledge of the technical demands and training theory associated with each event. Progressions for Coaching the Shot Put and Discus Throw provides useful guidelines for developing athletes in each of these events, and coaches at all levels (men's and women's) will find it to be an excellent resource for teaching these beautifully simplistic yet wonderfully intricate events. Loaded with more than 20 drills, her video demonstrates a progression for teaching the discus throw using a variety of Drill Series. www.vaultworld.com /prsport/videodisc.html   (1533 words)

 Player Bio: Jim Sexton :: Men's Track Lofted the discus 157-6 to finish 18th in the college section of the Penn Relays. Peaked in the postseason by achieving his season-best hammer throw of 189-3, the season's second-best by a Vol, to place eighth at the SEC outdoor championships... Took fourth in the discus as a senior at the 2001 state meet...Won the regional discus title as a senior...Holds a top high school shot put mark of 51-1... utsports.cstv.com /sports/m-track/mtt/sexton_jim00.html   (984 words)

 Player Bio: Abby Emsick :: Track Finished fourth in the discus at the Midwest regional qualifier with a throw of 170-01... Won the state shot put title as a sophomore, was the runner up as a freshman and placed third in the state as a junior and a senior... Owned the Drake Relays discus record, the state high school discus record, the conference and city shot put and discus records and the Lewis Central HS shot put and discus records upon graduation... kuathletics.cstv.com /sports/c-track/mtt/emsick_abby00.html   (470 words)

 USATF - Hall of Fame He was also AAU national discus champion six times, from 1947 through 1950 and again in 1953 and 1954. This throw was the first to exceed 190' and continued to be the world record until 1959. Gordien was still throwing close to 190' at the age of 38 and threw in Masters competition at the age of 48 in 1971. www.usatf.org /HallOfFame/TF/showBio.asp?HOFIDs=60   (219 words)

 Sports: Lofty to say the least Tampa Baptist's Garrett Johnson not only plans to throw the discus more than 200 feet this season but shatter the state record in the process. The throw was a personal best, bettering his previous mark by more than 8 feet. Whether it's working out or throwing or watching film of Garrett or watching film of other people, the discus and shot put play major roles in their daily routines. www.sptimes.com /2002/03/21/news_pf/Sports/Lofty_to_say_the_leas.shtml   (718 words)

 Aerodynamics in Sports Equipment, Recreation and Machines - Discus - Intermediate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07) The idea is to throw the discus as far as you can. A successful discus throw has the discus spinning and angled slightly upward into a moderate wind. The discus is heavy, so it does not need to spin as fast as a frisbee which is much lighter. sln.fi.edu /wright/again/wings.avkids.com/wings.avkids.com/Book/Sports/intermediate/discus-01.html   (264 words)

 discus throw Track & Field Equipment : Buy the Best Products at Bargain Prices : Shopzilla Discus Throw Drills for Women Coach Anderson provides instruction on a sequence of discus drills... Discus Throw Mike Buncic shows how he threw 227'2" and what he did to get there... Discus Throw Drills This video takes you through a series of step by step drills for... www.shopzilla.com /7Y_-_cat_id--12000800__keyword--discus+throw   (459 words)

 Welcome to MStateAthletics.com His season-best discus throw (140-7) came in a 19th-place finish at the Alabama Relays.... Specialized in the discus, throwing a personal-best mark of 178 feet at the Ontario Federation Schools Athletic Association (OFSAA) regional meet as a senior... Won the bronze medal in the discus at the 1997 and '96 OFSAA provincial championships... www.mstateathletics.com /trk/trk/MattCaton.html   (527 words)

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