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Shot Put and Discus Technique

By Digital Track and Field, 04/11/18, 12:00PM CDT

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As the thrower gains experience, the thrower can lower the upper body into a crouched position.

THE GLIDE

Various styles of the glide

The glide style of shot putting has many outstanding technical throwers since the days of Parry O’Brien started facing the opposite way of the put. Two technical styles have survived over the last several decades.

Of the top-level gliders in the world, most of the athletes are using the short-long style of throwing, although many coaches belief in the long-short method. Regardless of the style used, the coach and athlete must find what can work best of that individual.