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Shot put Throw

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, and women's
competition began in 1948.

Equipments used
A standard, regulation-weight 7.26-kg (16-pound) shot was adopted for men in the first
modern Olympic Games (1896) and in international competition.
The event was added to the women’s Olympic program in 1948. The weight of the shot used for
women’s competition is 4 kg (8.8 pounds)
Age

Men

Women

11-12 3.25 kg

2.72 kg

13-14 4 kg

3.25 kg

15-16 5 kg

4 kg

17-19 6 kg

4 kg

Adult 7.26 kg

4 kg

Techniques
Orthodox






Cup the "shot," or heavy ball, with your fingers and thumb along the back side of the ball.
Place your right foot on the back of the circle, and face the right side of the circle. Stand
with your feet a little more than shoulder's width apart.
Stick the shot underneath your jawbone next to your neck. Keep your right elbow raised
so the arm can push directly into your neck.
Point your left arm upward in the direction you'll be throwing.
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.
Push forward as hard as you can with your back leg, turning your hips so you face
forward as you do so
Extend your arm directly outward to "put" the shot.

. Slowly pivot onto your right foot. Parry O'Brien      Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart. and lift both feet in the air. Jump and land on your right foot Push off your right foot in the center of the circle. push off your right foot again. and push the shot forward at about a 40º angle at the moment when your arm is facing forward. Turn your body and feet without changing your stance. Bring them down again so your left foot is touching the toe board at the front of the circle. so you are facing the back of the circle. bringing your right foot swinging around over the back of the circle. and press it against your neck. Immediately after landing. turning to face the right side of the circle. Complete the spin to keep your balance. Turn your hips and shoulder so you are facing to your right (the left side of the circle). Release the shot. Remember to keep the elbow on your putting arm raised at all times. transferring your weight forward onto your left foot. and your weight is evenly distributed. Extend your back leg fully. and continue the spin an additional 180º (half rotation).Disco put         Feet slightly wider than shoulder-width Both knees are slightly bent. Rapidly pivot on your left foot. Grip the shot with your fingers and thumb. Kick hard off your right foot. facing the right side of the circle.

the thrower must stay in the circle and wait for the measurement. or an athlete bringing a towel into the circle and then throwing it out prior to the put results is a foul After the throw.Rules  The athlete entering the circle. then exiting and re-entering it prior to starting the throw results in a foul   Loose clothing. Measurement The distance of the throw is measured from the circumference of the circle along a line to the nearest mark made by the fall of the shot. and the thrower's shoes must not touch the outside of the circle or the toe board. shoelaces. The judges must determine if the throw landed inside the designated boarders. . or long hair touching outside the circle during a throw.

12 m Randy Barnes (USA) 20 May 1990 Los Angeles. U.S.Record Men Mark Athlete Date Location 23.06 m Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22 May 1988 Chania.91 m Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 12 August 1987 Viareggio.[1] 23. Italy[1] . Greece[1] 22.

53 m Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 27 May 1984 Sochi.women Mark Athlete Date Location 22. Soviet Union[1] . Soviet Union[1] 22. Soviet Union[1] 22.60 m Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 7 June 1987 Moscow.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 7 June 1987 Moscow.