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Praveen Kumar (actor)

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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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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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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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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Zoltán Kővágó

Zoltán Kővágó is a Hungarian discus thrower. At the 2004 Olympic Games he initially won the bronze medal, but was promoted to silver when countryfellow Róbert Fazekas was disqualified following a doping rule violation.

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Daniel Jasinski

Daniel Jasinski is a male discus thrower from Germany. He won the Olympic bronze medal in 2016. It was an unexpected first medal in a major championship.

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James Duncan (athlete)

James Henry "Jim" Duncan was an American discus thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics. During World War I he rose to the rank of Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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Seema Antil

Seema Punia Antil aka Seema Punia or Seema 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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Eric Coy

Eric Eaton Coy was a discus thrower and shot putter, who represented Canada at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He finished 23rd in the discus throw event, and his exact result in the shot put is unknown.

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Adolfo Consolini

Adolfo Consolini was an Italian discus thrower. He competed at the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1956 Olympics and finished in 1st, 2nd, 6th and 17 place, respectively. While winning the gold medal in 1948 he set an Olympic record at 52.78 m. Consolini won three European titles, in 1946, 1950 and 1954, and 15 national titles.

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Aretha Thurmond

Aretha Thurmond, née Hill is an American discus thrower. Her personal best distance is 65.86 metres (216.1 ft), achieved in March 2004 in Marietta.

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Jason Morgan (athlete)

Jason Morgan is a Jamaican discus thrower. On June 6, 2015 Morgan achieved the Jamaican record in the discus throw (68.19meters).

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Philip Milanov

Philip Milanov is a Belgian discus thrower. He is a five-time Belgian champion and the 2015 World University Games champion in men's discus throw.

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Elivia Ricci

Elivia Ricci is a retired Italian discus thrower who won a silver medal at the 1959 Summer Universiade. She competed at the 1960 Olympics and finished in 15th place.

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Josephine de la Viña

Josephine de la Viña was a discus thrower from the Philippines who won a gold medal at the 1966 Asian Games, placing third in 1962. She competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and finished 13th–18th. She withdrew from the 1974 Asian Games to visit her father, who suddenly fell ill in the United States.