# DISCUS

## Discus: The Sport of Kings

... and bronze, greek statues dating towards the end of the severe period.
The sport can be traced back all the way to the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. Many may say that discus "is just as simple as throwing a frisbee." It is not. It involves a 1-1.75 kg plastic, rubber, metal, or wooden disc being placed in the palm of an athlete's and rolling off four fingers individually before being released off of the thumb and launched a number of meters before landing.

## Discus Divided

Like all Olympic sports, discus is played by both men and women. However, the two genders cannot compete together. So the numbers are of actual men's and women's gold medalists in discus records for the past 40 years and the projections representing what exactly would happen when the two genders compete together and what happens if and/or when it happens.

## Our (My) Goal

The goal of this presentation is to use the numbers of Olympic gold medalists from the past 40 years to find trends and create predictions as to how, when, and/or if one gender shall surpass another in the discus events in the Olympics in the near future..

## The X-Coordinate

The x-coordinate in this graph represents the years in which the distances are recorded. (Every four years at each Olympic Games.)

## The Y-Coordinate

The y-coordinate in this graph represents the distances the gold medalists for both men and women have at the Olympics.

## Scatter Plot

The red solid dots represent the women's gold medalist distance. The blue hollow dots represent the men's gold medalist distance.

## The Lines Regression (Lines Of Best Fit)

The red line represents the trend for Olympic women's gold medalist distance. The blue line represents the trend for Olympic men's gold medalist distance.

## Discus Dessucated

According to the point of intersection, the x-coordinate representing the year, and the y-coordinate representing the distance. The men's discus gold medalist shall surpass the women's discus gold medalist at the 2000 Olympics with a distance greater than 68.222346 meters. Which did happen when the Men's Gold Medalist got a distance of 69.3 whereas the Women's Gold Medalist got a distance of 68.4