Discus throwing belongs to the category of athletics disciplines. The meaning of this sport is to throw at a range of a special projectile – the disk. This requires athletes to quickly coordinate their movements and excellent physical fitness.
Rules and requirements
Participants in official competitions must perform a throw from a circle with a diameter of 2.5 m. The throw distance is calculated from the outer circumference of the zone to the first point of the disc’s fall. The standard projectile weight for men is 2 kg, for women – 1 kg, for juniors – 1.5 kg. The diameter of the disc is 20 cm for men and 18 cm for women. Continue reading
Decathlon is an independent track and field discipline, which includes competition in 10 types of athletics. This complex is today considered one of the most difficult in modern sport in the all-around category.
Traditionally, decathlon competitions are held in 2 competitive days. The final result of the participant is determined by the combination of his results in each discipline. Each type of athletics has its own point system. In calculating the final result, the number of points scored, and not the occupied places, is taken into account.
Decathlon tournaments are held only among men. In women, the heptathlon is considered an analogue of such competitions. Continue reading