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
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Chang Ming-Huang
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