Master the discus throw and you might win a gold medal, like two-time Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna.
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In the discus throw, the athlete will complete one-and-a-half rotations in the ring, yet the thrower actually moves forward in approximately a straight line, from the back of the ring to the front. Proper footwork is vital to produce the speed necessary for a strong throw. Beginning throwers should start by performing standing-throw drills before attempting full throws. The following step-by-step description assumes a right-handed thrower.