Athlete with discus. Red-figure pelike. Attic. By the Geras Painter. Clay. 490—480 B.C.The athlete holds a discus in his hands. He is represented in the phase of the preparatory swinging movements, arms raised and right leg forward. Behind the athlete is a post indicating the training area. Discus-throwing was part of the pentathlon which comprised 5 disciplines: discus, javelin, long jump, stade race and wrestling.