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Discus Throwing Was For Pure Sport

Discus throwing was one of the few events that didn't have a connection to farming or warfare.

The discus thrower was, of course, one of the stronger sportsmen.

This image shows a discus thrower at the stadium of Ancient Olympia

The discus itself was originally made of stone, and later made of iron, lead, or bronze.

It was between 17 and 32 cm. in diameter and weighed from 1.3 to 6.6 kilograms.

I plan to give this artwork to the children of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

See another of my discus artworks.

In this picture of Olympia, the competitor arena is to the left.

Click these links to see other discus artworks here and here.

Discus Thrower