Koichi is known for being a volleyball player that can serve a very sharp curveball.
That player let out a stinky fart as soon as he hit a home run.
When are you thinking of letting this bird out of the cage?
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. You already learned the verbs 放す and 放れる but this one is a little different. This is a specific kind of releasing. It means to fire an arrow, or to hit a baseball. It even works when you're releasing a fart. Yes, it means to break wind too. What a great word!
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You learned this reading already so you should be able to read it!