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Identify the important components/skills/techniques needed for a successful performance in the shot put.

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  • Essay length: 6283 words
  • Submitted: 30/03/2004
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GCSE COURSEWORK - PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ATHLETICS - SHOT PUT

17TH August 2003

Shot Put is a high intensity, anaerobic sport. To be an effective and accomplished shot putter, there are many techniques that you have to master and apply to your own specific technique.

Identify the important components/skills/techniques needed for a successful performance in the shot put.

To achieve a good technique for shot putting firstly you will have to master 4 instrumental phases. Firstly, the grip. The shot should be placed at the base of the three middle fingers of your hand, with the little finger and thumb free to support the shot. Then the shot is placed under the chin, and you have to remember to keep the elbow in a raised manner.

Secondly, the stance. The athlete should take up a position of his entire weight over his right foot, and also should be thinking of "chin-knee-toe" being vertically in line with each other. The feet and hips should be facing the side of the shot putt circular arena, and should be at a direct right angle to the shoulders. The width of the stance will of course, vary

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