How to do... the shot put
This event is all about transferring huge strength through the legs, arms and fingers to throw the shot.
There are two techniques for delivery.
The first is the rotational technique but the linear method is the most popular.
Rest the shot on the base of your fingers and push it against your neck.
Adopt a back-facing stance at the back of the circle, with your weight mainly on the right leg (if you are right handed).
To build the power needed to throw, lower your weight onto your right leg and form a low and closed crouching position.
And prepare to launch your body.
To begin your launch, drive your right leg downward and then powerfully thrust your left leg towards the toe board.
The power you generate here is crucial to a good throw.
With a side-on stance, transfer the power up through the legs, body and throwing arm.
And with a high elbow, release the shot by punching your arm to the sky and flipping the wrist.
The shot can easily fall away from the neck during the throw so make sure it is fully pressed hard against your neck until the final release.