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Shot Put

Shot Put is an athletic discipline that involves 'putting' a spherical weight as far as possible.

An Overview of Shot Put

In order for the put to be measured, the shot must land inside a designated 35-degree sector. The athlete, must not touch the toe-board during their put or leave the circle before the ball has landed, and then only from the rear half of the circle.

Athletes will commonly throw four or six times per competition. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the athlete with the next-best effort.

Facts

  • The shot is 7.26kg/16lb for men, and 4kg/8.8lb for women

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National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org