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Equipment of Discus Throw

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Discus throw game is not equipment-heavy. You just need a couple of things to play the game. The discus throw equipment is available for amateur as well as for professionals. The main equipment in the game is the discus that comes in various materials and weights. The equipment in the playing environment such as the cage is also equally important for safe playing.

The Discus

It is the primary object in the Discus Throw game. The discus can be made of various materials such as rubber, wood, and metals. It weighs in the range of 1 Kg to 2.5Kg. The beginners prefer discus with less weight for practicing the throw.

The discus is often paired with a case that protects the discus from damage and makes it easy for the player to carry.

Discus Dimensions and Weights

These are typical dimensions and weights of the discus used by men and women −

Gender

Diameter

Weight

Men

22cm

2Kg

Women

18cm

1Kg

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Types of Discus

There are various discus available in the market for the use by different genders and age groups. Here are the typical types of discus −

Discus Style

Purpose

Club

Made of solid wood, meant for all throwers.

Training

Adjustable weights, meant for beginners to start learning the throws.

Top Fly

Made of polycarbonate fibers, meant for professionals.

Swift

IAAF certified discus designed for workout session. Comes with galvanized steel rim of 80% of the total weight and side plates made from Polycarbonate material.

Ultimate

Meant for seasoned and professional throwers.

Target

IAAF certified discus designed for all throwers. Comes with galvanized steel rim of 70% of the total weight.

Rubber

Made of highly durable solid rubber that gives good grip. Meant for training sessions.

Supporting Equipment

There is a few more equipment required to conduct Discus Throw game −

  • Measuring tape − It is used for measuring length of the throw of the discus.
  • Marking Flags − They are used to mark several throws made by a single player.
  • Recording Sheets − They are required by the trainers or officials to record the scores and other details of the players.

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