The Greek discus thrower (Discobolus) is the most
famous olympic statue and was sculpted by the
artist Myron around 460 BC. Considered by many
to still represent the perfect athletic form.
The Greek Discus Thrower is one of the most famous
classic Greek statues from this period. Myron's
athlete engages in the discus throw and boasts
a vigorous and convincing movement in perfect
The thrower's flexing muscles and concentrated
expression create the impression of a tightly
stretched bow the moment before the string is
released. Discobolus was originally sculpted in
bronze and has been reproduced in a variety of
mediums. The original Discus Thrower can be found
at the National Museum in Rome, at the Vatican.
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