Talk:Discus throw

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this is the most basic description of a discus throw. It is useful as an overview of what a discus throw is, but it does not berrrgin to cover half of the different motions a thrower must use to acheive maximum distance.

Who is Garth Allen? I googled his name and found no connection between a Garth Allen and a discus record. For now I have replaced Juergen Schults name (and in any case his name should have been conserved since its a table of record progressions). I must say that this editing of the record list seems to me intentionally misleading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:28, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Recent Article Cleanup[edit]

I recently cleaned up the article. I placed Garth in the Top 10 above the World Record Progression list because he's good. I deleted the whole Best Year Performance list, the National Record list, and the European Record list. The BYP list only included women and frankly was not needed. The NR and ER list are both not needed because the Top 10 is the most important list for the article. The article should not be exhaustive in terms of giving every single good throw. The Top 10 list is a good keep and the WRP list helps show the growth of the discipline. I will probably be adding more material to the article (history, technique, etc) shortly. Baegis (talk) 07:10, 17 March 2008 (UTC)


What is the origin of using a discus in ancient Greece? Was it originally a weapon, like the javelin? Badagnani (talk) 06:39, 20 August 2008 (UTC) - It is not widely known, but one theory is that it was used as a way for soldiers to measure coordination since it is the most demanding skill required for a long throw. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Olympic Competition ?[edit]

The author of this section of the article seems to be confused about what a World Record is. A performance can only be called a World Record if it complies with and is ratified as having complied with the rules stipulated by the body under whose aegis the sport is organised and the competition is held. For athletics (Track & Field) that body is the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) which was founded in 1912. The first performance ratified by them as being a World Record for the discus was - as the table lower down on the page suggests - James Duncan's winning throw at Celtic Park, Long Island on the 27th May 1912. The Greek Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos was not a World Record holder and exceeding his performance make Bob Garrett a World Record holder for, among other reasons, the obvious fact that the 1896 Olympic discus was thrown from a square rather than from the stipulated 2.5 metre circle (which a reading of your own reference would have told you).

The whole section can therefore be deleted, since all it says is that only one World Record has been set in the Olympic games; a statement that could if required be easily incorporated into the text elsewhere.Cottonshirt (talk) 10:08, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Since no one has disagreed with my suggestion that this section should be deleted, I have now deleted it. Cottonshirt (talk) 14:54, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


I thought discus was spelt as discuss.--Launchballer (talk) 16:02, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Discuss = talk about something. Pronounced differently too (extended 's' sound at the end of the word compared to discus). --jjron (talk) 23:36, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Physique and training?[edit]

Article talks a lot about the motion of the throwing and the types of discuses. But does not share what sort of physique is beneficial for the sport. Or how athletes train. These are common sense general interest questions. Please do NOT erase this message without discussion. Also don't tell me to edit the page. I came here LOOKING for that info. Making a note that it is missing is a sound use of the talk page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

broken image link[edit]

There is a broken link in the introduction with the text "/object/gallery_uk.asp?ObjId=64"

I looked around the web for the location of this file but could not find it. I guess that sentence should just be removed, unless someone can find where the original link points to. PhinnaeusT+Σ 19:51, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Wrong Paul Jessup[edit]

The link for the discus thrower who set a record in 1930 goes to an author born in 1977157.182.105.1 (talk) 18:54, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

It's done. Thanx.Montell 74 (talk) 11:26, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Discus measurements[edit]

In the beginning of the "Description" section, both the weights and diameters of the discuses are given in meters, which is obviously wrong for both measurements. This appears to be the result of faulty conversion templates, but I am not sure how to fix it. Tad Lincoln (talk) 08:20, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

√ I think I've got it fixed now Trackinfo (talk) 09:55, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

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Is any information out of date? Is anything missing that could be added? ---- The results of the 2016 olympics in rio have not yet been added, but the world leading marks of 2016 have. Also international age group rules, such as the under 18 and under 23 championships could be added, showing the difference between the US and international scenes for youth and junior athletes.
Is the article neutral? Are there any claims, or frames, that appear heavily biased toward a particular position? ----- There doesnt appear to be any bias, just the marks and the respective athletes who threw them. Discusandhammer (talk) 21:40, 25 January 2017 (UTC)