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Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique


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Starting the throw
Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique

American Mac Wilkins competes at the 1988 Olympics.

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Rotate your torso clockwise, bringing the discus as far back as you can, holding it in your throwing hand only (if the target is at 12 o’clock, you should end up facing 9 or 10 o’clock). Your non-throwing arm should be pointed in the opposite direction as your throwing arm. Keep your throwing hand as far from your body as possible throughout the throw. Your weight is on your right foot. Your left heel is off the ground.

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