Photos 11,12 & 13
The final 'fling' is led by the right hip drive initiated
by the right foot.
Many throwers allow the right (rear) foot to ground upon
landing which causes a poor late hip strike and makes the throwing arm
Note how Schmidt keeps the discus on a wide radius since
letting the discus drop (scooping) will reduce the distance thrown.
It is important to keep the shoulders as level and balanced
as possible to avoid 'scooping'.
The importance of blocking (Photos 11 & 12) on the left
side cannot be overestimated since it maximises the acceleration of the right
side and discus.