Question: How much does a shot put weight?

The spherical shot is made of metal. The mens shot weighs 7.26 kg (16 pounds) and is 110–130 mm (4.3–5.1 inches) in diameter. Women put a 4-kg (8.82-pound) shot that is 95–110 mm (3.7–4.3 inches) in diameter.

How much does shot put ball weight?

16 pounds In mens competitions, the ball is 16 pounds and in womens competitions its 8.8 pounds.

How much does a shot put weigh in high school?

Track & Field Throwing Implement Weight Requirements (Rules)WOMENAgeShot PutWeightHigh School12 lb25 lb35-4916 lb35 lb50-596 kg25 lb12 more rows

How much does a boy shot put weigh?

ShotCompetitorMass of shotBoys under 126 poundsBoys 13-144 kilogramsGirls through junior high2.72 kg (6 pounds)Men, high school12 pounds5 more rows•25 Feb 2008

What are the basic skills in shot put?

Basic Shot Put Technique (Shot Put Learn-By-Doing)Holding the shot put. The shot is held at the base of the fingers, not the palm. The fingers are slightly spread apart with the thumb for support. Neck placement. Raise the shot above your head. Lower the shot straight down until it is under your jaw.

Who holds the shot put record?

Ryan Crouser American Ryan Crouser holds the current mens shot put world record after he threw 76 feet, 8 ¼ inches at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. Crouser also set the Olympic record at the 2016 Rio Games with a 73 foot, 10 ½ inch throw to win gold.

How do people get into shot put?

Put almost all of your weight on your right leg, at the back of the circle, bending your knee as much as you find comfortable while keeping your balance. Turn your hips and push forward. Push forward as hard as you can with your back leg, turning your hips so you face forward as you do so.

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