TIL that during the 1896 Olympics, nobody knew how to throw a discus because it was the first international discus competition ever. Greek competitors tried to imitate Myron’s ancient greek discobolus statue, but the imitation was not required.

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  1. Also the Americans did well because they copied a discus from a statue. So they trained with a discus that was twice the size as the competition version. -Watched that in some TV movie from the 1984 Olympics.

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