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Discus

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Athletes throw a metal disc weighing 2kg for men, 1kg for women, that is 22cm in diameter for men, and 18cm for women, as far as possible while remaining inside a 2.5m-diameter circle.

In order for the throw to be measured the discus must land inside a marked sector and the athlete must not leave the circle before it has landed, and then only from the rear half of the circle.

The thrower typically takes one-and-a-half spins before releasing the discus. Athletes will commonly throw four or six times per competition. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the athlete with the next best effort.

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