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Two Handed Discus Throw at Olympics


Two Handed Discus Throw made its only appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics. This track and field event featured with the other two handeded throw events in the summer Olympics.

The Two Handed Discus Throw event followed a new format. In accordance to the format, the participant athletes had to first throw the discuss three times with the right handed. This was followed by throws with the left handed. The summation of the best distance covered with each handed was regarded as the total.

The top scorers in the initial rounds made it to the final where they were given three more throws with each handed.

Among the participants, Emil Magnusson from Sweden won the bronze medal. Elmer Niklander from Finland won the silver medal. Armas Taipale of Finland was the winner of the Two Handed Discus Throw event at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

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