Weight Of Shot Put

A shot put as a heavy spherical ball that is thrown by an athletic contest by the different contenders as far as possible. Shot put is a popular type of sport that exist for over a hundred years. In the old ancient times, stones were used as shot put.

The first recorded shot put came from the 1800s in Uk. And short put competitions were first recorded in Scotland in the early 19th century. It was first introduced in British Amateur Championships in 1866.

A shot put ball is thrown from a shot put a ring with 7 feet in diameter. The technic is pushing the shot put after being held on the neck. The two main techniques are glide and spin.

Men’s shot put competition was first introduced in Olympic games in 1896 and women’s competitions were introduced in 1948 Olympics games.

Shot Put Man

So How Much Does A Shot Put Weigh?

Shot put balls are made from different types of materials and their weight depends on the competition type and competitor’s age group.

Most of the shot put balls are made of materials like brass, cast iron, steel, stainless steel, iron, synthetic substances like polyvinyl.

On average shot puts weigh around 2.2 pounds or 0.99 kg and to over 16 pounds or 7.26 kg. 

For competitions men’s shot put balls weigh around 16.01 pounds r 7.26 kg and women’s shot put balls weigh around 8.8 pounds or 4kg.

Shot Put Woman

How Much Does A High School Shot Put Weigh?

A high school shot put can weigh around 12 pounds for boys and 8.8 pounds for girls.

What Is The Current World Record Shot Put Record?

Currently, the world’s men’s shot put record held by Ryan Crouser since 2021. He broke the world record with a throw of 23.37 m or 76 ft 8 inches.

Natalya Lisovskaya from Russia holds the women shot put world record since 1987. She threw 22.63 m or 74 ft 23⁄4 inches.

How Much Does A Shot Put Cost?

You can get a shot put ball within $10 to $200 depending on the materials used to make the shot put.

Fun Facts:

>>In the shot put any shot lands outside the throwing area means a foul!

>>You only can use one hand when throwing a shot put.

>>Elite shot put athletes to maintain proper health eats healthy foods and maintain a proper diet.

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