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Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique

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Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique

Lomana Fagatuai completes a throw during the 2008 World Junior Championships. The index finger is the last part of the thrower's hand to touch the discus.

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Continue shifting your weight forward as you pivot your hips. Bring your arm up at approximately a 35-degree angle to release the discus. The discus should leave your hand smoothly off the index finger with your hand at about shoulder height. Follow through, rotating to your left to remain in the ring and avoid fouling.

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