Radomir Arsić, Goran Bošnjak, Gorana Tešanović, Jelena Petrović, Veroljub Stanković

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One of the sports which are available to children with hearing impairment is the shot put, an athletic discipline which contributes to the development of strength, speed, specific endurance and agility. This research was carried out with the aim of comparing results achieved in the shot put at the National Games organized for elementary schoolchildren with hearing impairment in the period from 2005 to 2015, in order to determine the movement of the results and the popularization of sport among this population of schoolchildren. The participants were male and female schoolchildren attending schools for the hearing impaired in the Republic of Serbia, who were diagnosed with hearing loss exceeding 60 dB, aged up to 15. Any deviations in the results between schoolchildren with hearing impairment of both genders from Serbia and the results obtained around the world can be explained by a still insufficient participation both in the shot put and in sports activities in general for the members of this population. It should be pointed out that based on the cited data, hearing impaired children do show interest in the shot put, and it would be desirable to work on their inclusion in competitions with children without hearing loss, for the purpose of improved socialization and the participation of experts of various profiles who could help these children achieve improved health and improved quality of life.


athletics, hearing loss, inclusion, school sport

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