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Three Life Records in Six Attempts and a New Olympic Record.
Four of his throws would have won the competition.
It was an honor to be part of the team contributing to Ryan’s success since the first of June. I have never seen such a consistent upward climb in performance at the highest level. Ryan threw two Personal Records in mid June, one more to win the Olympic Trials the first of July and three more to win the Olympic Gold Medal August 18, 2016. Six PRs in his last three competitions!
It was the perfect convergence of replacing non-athletic stress with an increased training load at just the right time. Ryan is a gifted athlete with a clear and uncluttered mind. The result of this Perfect Storm was his Gold Medal performance in the Finals of the Shot Put in the Olympic Games.
Pursuing excellence in sport can be a very rewarding endeavor. For me it was throwing the discus.
Now its sharing my passion with others, Like Ryan Crouser.
Mac Wilkins Olympic Champion & Silver Medallist, 4x-World Record Holder
Ironically, I didn’t set out to be a discus thrower when I first became serious about sports.
I competed in serveral events including the discus, but the javelin was my natural event.
Unfortunately, I injured my elbow in my sophomore year in college and couldn’t continue throwing the javelin. I wanted to stay on the track team so I went back to the shot put and discus. “And the rest”, as they say, “is history”.
In 1976 I won the Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal Canada.
This site is how I share my passion for learning about throwing the discus and the shot put.
Because I am a visual learner my preference is to communicate to you with video or still images. My goal is to boil the throw down to the most basic, common concepts.
I am about the Discus and Shot Put, glide and spin for Coaches and Throwers, beginners to advanced.
My Important Questions…
How do you get started?
How can beginners get hooked on learning?
How can you gain 25′ next season?
How can you make the US Olympic team?
Surprisingly, the keys to making the Olympic Team will usually be mastering the basics that beginners should learn.