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    Dear Biomch-l subscribers:

    A student of mine is investigating the rotational style of shot putting.
    While several papers have been published in trade journals on this topic
    (see reference list below), we have not been able to find anything in
    the refereed literature. Are any of you aware of any additional
    research on this style of shot putting? I will post a summary of
    replies. Thanks for your help.


    Richard N. Hinrichs, Ph.D.
    Dept. of Exercise Science
    Arizona State University
    Box 870404
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0404 USA
    (1) 602-965-1624 (office)
    (1) 602-955-8108 (fax) (email)

    ======References found so far============

    1) Bashian A., Gavoor, N., and Clark, B. Some observations on the
    release in the shot put. Track and Field Quarterly Review 82(1):12,
    Spring, 1982.
    2) Booth, D, Rotational shot putting. Track & Field Quarterly Review,
    85(1):17, Spring 1985.
    3) Bosen, K.O., A comparative study between the conventional and
    rotational techniques of shot put. Track & Field Quarterly Review,
    85(1):7-11, Spring 1985.
    4) Hay, J.G. The Biomechanics of sports Techniques, Englewood Cliffs,
    NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993, pp. 31-43, 469-480.
    5) Jarver, J. Discus-style shot put, Track Technique 66:2097-2098,
    December 1976.
    6) Johnson, C. Why hasn't rotational shot putting taken off in the same
    way that the fosbury flop has? Track Technique 121: 3865-3867, Fall
    7) Jolly, S, and Crowder, V., A comparison of the traditional and the
    rotational methods of putting the shot. Track and Field Quarterly Review
    82(1):13, Spring, 1982.
    8) Larsen, B. Variations in shot put methods and their application.
    Track and Field Quarterly Review 92(3):9-11, Fall 1992.
    9) McCoy, R. et al. Kinematic analysis of elite shot-putters, Track
    Technique 90:2868-2871, Fall 1984.
    10) Pagani, T., The "spin" shot put style. Track & Field Quarterly
    Review, 85(1):15-16, Spring 1985.
    11) Wilkinson, C. O'Brien or discus style for preps? Track Technique
    62:1965, December 1975.