The shot is put from the shoulder with one hand only. At the time an athlete takes a stance in the circle to commence a put, the shot shall touch or be in close proximity to the neck or chin and the hand shall not be dropped below this position during the action of putting. The shot shall not be taken behind the line of the shoulders. The shot is PUSHED out to land within the marked angle. When the shot has landed, the athlete must leave so that their first step outside the circle is behind the line extending from the sides of the circle.