Definition of Shot Put
Shot Put is a field event that involves the putting of a missile called the shot for a horizontal distance. A competitor is allowed three trials. Put is made from within a circle of 2.135m in diameter to a landing sector of 400.
Table of Specification for Shot Put
Basic Skills and Techniques of Shot Put
(i) The hold
(ii) The stance
(iii) The glide
(iv) The release
(v) The follow through
(vi) The recovery
Execution of Basic Skills and Techniques of Shot Put
(i) The hold: The shot is held by the fingers and not on the palm.
(ii) The stance: The stance depends on the methods of putting as there are various methods
Types of Putting the Shot
(a) The standing put
(b) The side shift put
(c) The drive or glide.
(iii) The glide: The glide is the movement across the circle and towards the step board.
(iv) The release (putting): The shot is released from under the ear, above the shoulder to form arc before landing.
(v) The follow through: This is the position an athlete assumed after the release of the missile.
(vi) The recovery: It is the quick and prompt action taken by an athlete which signifies the end of an action.
Note: All students are expected to draw the throwing sector.
Rules and Regulations Governing Shot Put Throw
(i) The throwing sequence must begin within the sector and ends within the sector.
(ii) The thrower must not step beyond the step board before and after the throw.
(iii) The competitors are credited with the best of their trials
(iv) The missile must land within the throwing sector.
(v) All throwers are expected to back the spectators during the throw.
(vi) Missiles are to be rolled back to the sector after throw and not to be thrown.
- Mention three (3) types of putting shot.
- State five rules and regulations governing shot put throw.