View Full Version : Ancient Olympic Sports, part 1: the discus throw

08-06-2008, 10:45 PM
G'day all, in Olympic season!

I watched a fascinating TV programme tonight from Germany, featuring Prof.
Gert-Peter Bruggeman and Stephen Miller recreating Olympic sports as they
were performed in Ancient Greece. They digitized Greek statues and analyzed
German athletes performing various events with modern 3D motion analysis
techniques. I am going to put edited highlights on YouTube for the
biomechanics community to comment.
The first is a recreation of the discus throw, using the (much heavier)
ancient discus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JAhO1HD-uk


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