Art: Discobolus

Probably the world's most famed statue of an athlete is of a discobolus (discus-thrower), by Myron, ancient Greek, restored by Professor Furtwangler. His restoration places the missile-hurler* in exceedingly poor "form," according to modern proceedings.

At the Olympic games two summers ago, another Greek sculptor fashioned a discobolus, along more authentic lines, with models who knew all the facts and intricacies of discus-throwing. He entered it in world competition at Paris, won the grand prize. Last week the statue was unveiled in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a gift to the...

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