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Geoff Capes

Geoffrey Lewis Capes is a British former shot putter, strongman and professional Highland Games competitor.

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Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar Sobti is an Indian hammer and discus thrower, film actor, and politician. As an athlete he won four medals at the Asian Games, including two gold medals, and competed in two Olympics. As an actor, he starred in more than 50 Hindi films and played the famous character of "Bheem" in BR Chopra's television series Mahabharat that started in 1988. As a politician he contested the 2013 Delhi Legislative elections on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket, but lost. Subsequently, in 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Lawrence Okoye

Lawrence Okoye is a British track and field athlete and Canadian football defensive tackle for Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He is the British record holder in the discus event, and has also played rugby union.

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Daniel Ståhl

Daniel Ståhl is a Swedish athlete specialising in the discus throw. He competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing finishing fifth. In 2016, he competed at the European Championships, where he finished fifth. Daniel also competed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the same year, where he failed to qualify for the final. Just a couple of weeks following his failure in Rio, Daniel competed at the Swedish Championships in Sollentuna. Not only did he win the discus throw on a new personal best 68.72 metres, it was also the new world leading throw of 2016, surpassing Christoph Harting's 68.37 metres from the Rio Olympics final. By the end of the year, it remained the number one throw in 2016. The day before, Daniel had also won the shot put on a new personal best 19.38 metres. In June 2017, Ståhl managed a throw of 71.29 metres in Sollentuna, setting a new personal best and improving the Swedish record set in 1984 by Rickard Bruch by three centimetres. Ståhl's throw was the farthest discus throw in the world for four years.

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Vikas Gowda

Vikas Shive Gowda is an Indian discus thrower and Shot putter. Born in Mysore, he grew up in Frederick, Maryland in the United States. His father, Shive, coached the 1988 Indian Olympic track team. Vikas Gowda is a Padma Shri awardee in 2017.

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Robert Harting

Robert Harting is a German discus thrower. He represents the sports club SCC Berlin, his coach is Torsten Schmidt. He is a former Olympic, World, and European champion in the men's discus throw. His younger brother Christoph is the event's current Olympic champion.

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Seema Antil

Seema Punia-Antil is an Indian discus thrower. Her personal best throw is 62.62 m (205.4 ft), achieved at the Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the US.

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Fedrick Dacres

Fedrick Dacres is a Jamaican discus thrower.

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Piotr Małachowski

Piotr Małachowski is a Polish discus thrower, two-time silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. His personal best throw is 71.84 metres, ranks him fifth in all-time longest discus throw distances, achieved on 8 June 2013 at Hengelo, the Netherlands.

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Richard Slaney

Richard Charles Slaney is a British discus thrower who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics and strongman competitor, notable for being a repeat winner of the Britain's Strongest Man title.

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Launceston Elliot

Launceston Elliot was a Scottish weightlifter, and the first British Olympic champion.

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John Powell

John Gates Powell is an American track and field athlete who specialized in the discus throw. He set a world record at 69.08 meters in 1975, and his personal best of 71.26 meters ties him for ninth place in the all-time performers list.

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Yaime Pérez

Yaime Pérez Tellez is a Cuban athlete. She competed for Cuba in discus at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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David Blair

David Blair is a American Paralympic athlete. He represented United States at the 2016 Summer Paralympics and he won the gold medal in the men's discus throw F44 event. At this event he also set a new world record of 64.11 m.

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Valarie Allman

Valarie Carolyn Allman is an American track and field athlete specializing in the discus throw.