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Shot Put

The first reference to the most basic form of the sport comes from ancient Greek writer Homer when he tells of rock-throwing contests among soldiers in the Trojan War.

Like every other track and field discipline, the sport has progressed massively although the basic requirement of strength remains the same.

Shot putters throw with either a straight side-step or via the rotational method.



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