Glide v. Rotational v. Others

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    • Sam Healy wrote:

      [John Smith] saw Brian Oldfield rotating (who is thought to be the inventor). Anyway John said he was kicked off his high school track and field team 3 times for using this odd method.

      When asked "Where and when was the 1st time you realized shot putters rotated?" he answered:

      Brian Oldfield via Facebook wrote:

      John McGrath in the 1968 A.A.U. nationals. 61'5".
    • rotation
      01.)
      23,12m
      75' 10¼"
      Randy Barnes
      United States
      1990
      Olympic Champion
      glide
      02.)
      23,06m
      75' 8"
      Ulf Timmermann
      East Germany
      1988
      Olympic Champion
      glide
      03.)
      22,91m
      75' 2"
      Alessandro Andrei
      Italy
      1987
      Olympic Champion
      rotation
      04.)
      22,86m
      75' 0"
      Brian Oldfield
      United States
      1975

      glide
      05.)
      22,75m
      74' 7¾"
      Werner Günthör
      Switzerland
      1988

      rotation
      06.)
      22,67m
      74' 4½"
      Kevin Toth
      United States
      2003

      glide
      07.)
      22,64m
      74' 3½"
      Udo Beyer
      East Germany
      1986
      Olympic Champion
      rotation
      08.)
      22,54m
      73' 11½"
      Christian Cantwell
      United States
      2004

      rotation
      09.)
      22,52m
      73' 10¾"
      John Brenner
      United States
      1987

      rotation10.)
      22,51m
      73' 10¼"
      Adam Nelson
      United States
      2002
      Olympic Champion
      rotation
      11.)
      22,43m
      73' 7¼"
      Reese Hoffa
      United States
      2007

      rotation
      12.)
      22,28m
      73' 1¼"
      Ryan Whiting
      United States
      2013
      World Champion
      glide13.)
      22,24m
      72' 11¾"
      Sergey Smirnov
      Soviet Union
      1986

      rotation
      14.)
      22,21m
      72' 10½"
      Dylan Armstrong
      Canada
      2011

      rotation
      15.)
      22,20m
      72' 10"
      John Godina
      United States
      2005

      ukn16.)
      22,10m
      72' 6¼"
      Sergey Gavryushin
      Soviet Union
      1986

      rotation
      17.)
      22,10m
      72' 6¼"
      Cory Martin
      United States
      2010

      ukn18.)
      22,09m
      72' 5¾"
      Sergey Kasnauskas
      Belarus
      1984

      rotation
      19.)
      22,02m
      72' 3"
      Dave Laut
      United States
      1982

      rotation
      20.)
      22,00m
      72' 2¼"
      Aleksandr Baryshnikov
      Soviet Union1976

      rotation21.)
      21,98m
      72' 1½"
      Gregg Tafralis
      United States
      1992

      rotation
      22.)
      21,97m
      72' 1"
      Janus Robberts
      South Africa
      2001

      ukn23.)
      21,96m
      72' 0¾"
      Mikhail Kostin
      Soviet Union1986
      glide24.)
      21,95m
      72' 0¼"
      Tomasz Majewski
      Poland
      2009
      Olympic Champion
      glide
      25.)
      21,93m
      71' 11½"
      Remigius Machura
      Czechoslovakia
      1987

      rotation26.)
      21,92m
      71' 11"
      Carl Myerscough
      Great Britain2003

      rotation
      27.)
      21,87m
      71' 9"
      CJ Hunter
      United States
      2000

      glide
      28.)
      21,86m
      71' 8¾"
      David Storl
      Germany2012
      World Champion
      glide29.)
      21,85m
      71' 8¼"
      Terry Albritton
      United States
      1976

      glide (l-s)30.)
      21,82m
      71' 7¼"
      Al Feuerbach
      United States
      1973

      rotation
      31.)
      21,82m
      71' 7¼"
      Andy Bloom
      United States
      2000

      glide
      32.)
      21,81m
      71' 6¾"
      Yuriy Bilonoh
      Ukraine2003

      glide (s-l)33.)
      21,78m
      71' 5½"
      Randy Matson
      United States
      1967
      Olympic Champion
      rotation
      34.)
      21,78m
      71' 5½"
      Dan Taylor
      United States
      2009

      rotation
      35.)
      21,77m
      71' 5¼"
      Dragan Perić
      Serbia
      1998

      glide36.)
      21,76m
      71' 4¾"
      Michael Carter
      United States
      1984

      ukn37.)
      21,74m
      71' 4"
      Jānis Bojārs
      Soviet Union (Latvia)
      1984

      rotation
      38.)
      21,73m
      71' 3½"
      Augie Wolf
      United States
      1984

      glide39.)
      21,70m
      71' 2½"
      Mike Stulce
      United States
      1992
      Olympic Champion
      glide
      40.)
      21,69m
      71' 2"
      Reijo Ståhlberg
      Finland1979

      glide
      41.)
      21,69m
      71' 2"
      Andrei Mikhnevich
      Belarus
      2003

      glide42.)
      21,68m
      71' 1½"
      Geoff Capes
      Great Britain 1980

      glide
      43.)
      21,68m
      71' 1½"
      Edward Sarul
      Poland1983
      World Champion
      glide44.)
      21,67m
      71' 1¼"
      Hartmut Briesenick
      East Germany
      1973

      glide (s-l)
      45.)
      21,63m
      70' 11¾"
      George Woods
      United States
      1974

      rotation
      46.)
      21,63m
      70' 11¾"
      Māris Urtāns
      Latvia
      2010

      rotation47.)
      21,62m
      70' 11¼"
      Rutger Smith
      Netherlands2006

      glide48.)
      21,61m
      70' 10¾"
      Kevin Akins
      United States
      1983

      rotation49.)
      21,61m
      70' 10¾"
      Joachim Olsen
      Denmark2007

      rotation
      50.)
      21,60m
      70' 10½"
      Jim Doehring
      United States
      1992

      glide?51.)
      21,58m
      70' 9¾"
      Vladimir Kiselyov
      Soviet Union (Ukraine)1984
      Olympic Champion
      unk52.)
      21,53m
      70' 7¾"
      Yevgeniy Mironov
      Soviet Union (Russia)1976
      Olympic silver
      glide53.)
      21,51m
      70' 7"
      Ralf Reichenbach
      West Germany
      1980

      rotation54.)
      21,51m
      70' 7"
      Maksim Sidorov
      Russia2012

      rotation55.)
      21,50m
      70' 6½"
      Mika Halvari
      Finland
      1995
      WC silver
      rotation56.)
      21,47m
      70' 5¼"
      Brent Noon
      United States
      1995

      glide57.)
      21,47m70' 5¼"
      Aleksandr Bagach
      Ukraine
      1997

      glide58.)
      21,47m
      70' 5¼"
      Manuel Martínez
      Spain2002

      glide59.)
      21,47m
      70' 5¼"
      Ladislav Prášil
      Czech Republic
      2013

      rotation60.)
      21,45m
      70' 4½"
      Dorian Scott
      Jamaica2008

      glide61.)
      21,44m
      70' 4¼"
      Mikhail Domorosov
      Belarus
      1984

      glide (l-s)62.)
      21.43m
      70' 3¾"
      Mike Lehmann
      United States
      1983
      ukn63.)
      21,42m
      70' 3½"
      Sergey Donskikh
      Soviet Union1984

      glide64.)
      21,42m
      70' 3½"
      Oliver-Sven Buder
      Germany
      1999

      ukn65.)
      21,41m
      70' 3"
      Fred DeBernardi
      United States
      1974

      rotation66.)
      21,39m
      70' 2¼"
      Arsi Harju
      Finland2000
      Olympic Champion
      glide67.)
      21,37m
      70' 1½"
      Ralf Bartels
      Germany2009

      ukn68.)
      21,35m
      70' 0½"
      Ron Semkiw
      United States
      1974

      ukn69.)
      21,35m
      70' 0½"
      Sergey Nikolayev
      Soviet Union (Russia)1989

      glide70.)
      21,34m
      70' 0¼"
      Roman Virastyuk
      Ukraine2000

      glide71.)
      21,33m
      69' 11¾"
      Hans Höglund
      Sweden1975

      glide?72.)
      21,32m
      69' 11½"
      Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg
      East Germany1972

      ukn73.)
      21,31m
      69' 11"
      Hans-Peter Gies
      East Germany
      1972

      rotation74.)
      21,30m
      69' 10¾"
      Helmut Krieger
      Poland1986

      rotation
      75.)
      21,29m
      69' 10¼"
      @'Justin RODHE' Canada
      2013

      rotation
      76.)
      21,27m
      69' 9½"
      Ryan Crouser
      United States
      2014

      ukn77.)
      21,26m
      69' 9"
      Pétur Gudmundsson
      Iceland
      1990

      rotation78.)
      21,26m
      69' 9"
      Scott Martin
      Australia
      2008

      rotation
      79.)
      21,26m
      69' 9"
      Germán Lauro
      Argentina
      2013

      ukn80.)
      21,25m
      69' 8¾"
      Hans-Jürgen Jacobi
      East Germany
      1980

      rotation80.)
      21,25m
      69' 8¾"
      Russ Winger
      United States
      2010

      rotation82.)
      21,23m
      69' 8"
      Paolo Dal Soglio
      Italy
      1996

      glide?82.)
      21,23m
      69' 8"
      Aleksandr Lesnoy
      Russia
      2014

      glide82.)
      21,22m
      69' 7½"
      Lars Arvid Nilsen
      Norway1986

      ukn82.)
      21,22
      69' 7½"
      Klaus Görmer
      GER
      1987

      rotation
      86.)
      21,21
      69' 7"
      Pavel Lyzhyn
      Belarus
      2010

      ukn
      87.)
      21,20
      69' 6¾"
      Josef Kubeš
      Czechoslovakia
      1983

      glide (s-l)87.)
      21,20m
      69' 6¾"
      Vyacheslav Lykho
      Russia
      1987

      glide (l-s)89.)
      21,19m
      69' 6¼"
      Władysław Komar
      Poland1974
      Olympic Champion
      ukn89.)
      21,19m
      69' 6¼"
      Vladimir Milic
      Yugoslavia (Croatia/Serbia)1982

      rotation89.)
      21,19m
      69' 6¼"
      Peter Sack
      Germany
      2008

      ukn92.)
      21,16m
      69' 5¼"
      Vladimir Kisheyev
      Soviet Union (Russia)1988

      rotation92.)
      21,16m
      69' 5¼"
      @'Tom Walsh'
      New Zealand
      2014

      ukn94.)
      21,15m
      69' 4¾"
      Karsten Stolz
      West Germany
      1988

      ukn95.)
      21,14m
      69' 4¼"
      Maris Petrasko
      Soviet Union (Latvia)
      1987

      rotation95.)
      21,14m
      69' 4¼"Yury Bialou
      Belarus
      2003

      rotation95.)
      21,14m
      69' 4¼"Marco Verni
      Chile
      2004

      rotation95.)
      21,14m
      69' 4¼"
      Kurt Roberts
      United States
      2012

      rotation
      99.)
      21,13m
      69' 4"
      Jamie Beyer
      United States
      2005

      rotation
      99.)
      21,13m
      69' 4"
      Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi
      Saudi Arabia
      2009


    • Lachlan Page wrote:

      @Florian van Dijck @Robin Claes @ThrowerFanatic
      I just have a couple throwers left who I'm trying to find what technique they used.
      I'll post them later on today after training.

      Sorry for the delay for the response, have had athletics nationals recently and been busy trying to catch up on missed schoolwork! :thumbdown:

      We should make a list of the current top-50 or so.
      Help us out with the unk.