What is shot put?

  • (noun): An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possible.

Shot Put

The shot put is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object —the shot—as far as possible. The shot put competition for men has been a part of the modern Olympics since their revival in 1896, women's competition began in 1948.

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Athletics At The 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's Shot Put - See Also
1982 Men's European Championships Shot Put (Athens) 1983 Men's World Championships Shot Put (Helsinki) 1986 Men's European Championships Shot Put (Stuttgart) 1987 Men's World ...
List Of Junior World Records In Athletics - Indoor - Men
... Athens, Greece 700118000000000000018 years, 7002303000000000000303 days Shot put (6 kg) 22.35 m David Storl Germany 20 December 2009 Rochlitz, Germany 700119000000000000019 years, 7002146000000000000146 days ...
Chang Ming-Huang
1982 in Taichung) is a Taiwanese discus thrower and shot putter ... He has been focusing on shot put only since 2006 ... His personal best shot-put throw is 20.58 metres, achieved in Aug 2011 in Athens, Georgia, USA ...

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