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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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 ...
Chang Ming-Huang
... pinyin Zhāng Mínghuáng born 7 August 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 ...
Cuba At The 2000 Summer Olympics - Athletics - Men's Competition
... Final — 38.04 (→ Bronze medal) Men's shot put Alexis Paumier Qualifying — 18.31 (→ did not advance) Men's discus Alexis Elizalde Qualifying ...
Charles A. Baird - Acclaim For Baird's Role As Athletic Director - Track and Olympic Championships
... meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters Ralph Rose — gold medal in the shot put, silver medal in the discus, and bronze medal in the hammer throw Charles Dvorak — gold medal in the pole vault Fred ... Ralph Rose repeated as the gold medalist in the shot put, and John Garrels won a silver medal in the 110-meter hurdles and a bronze in the shot put ...
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 Championships Shot Put ...

Famous quotes containing the words put and/or shot:

    It is the witness still of excellency
    To put a strange face on his own perfection.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    And fired the shot heard round the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)