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.

Read more about Shot Put:  History, Rules, Competition, Putting Styles, Types of Shots, World Records, Continental Records

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