The fastest slap shot recorded at an ice hockey event is 110.3 mph as of October 2014. That shot was made by Russian Denis Kulyash at the Continental Hockey League's all-star skills competition in February 2011.Know More
The fastest slap shot recorded by an NHL player is 108.8 mph, made by Zdeno Chara at the 2012 all-star skills competition in Ottawa, Canada. The slap shot eclipsed Chara's old record of 105.9 mph. When Chara set the new record for the "hardest shot" competition, he claimed his fifth victory in a row for the event.
One skill shot recorded by Jared Cowen at the March 2014 all-star event hit 110.5 mph, but the puck was made of foam and not vulcanized rubber. Cowen was victimized by a prankster with access to the pucks at the event.Learn More
The metal ball used in adult men's shot put competition weighs 16 pounds, or 7.25 kilograms, while the ball used in women's competition typically weighs 8.8 pounds, or four kilograms. Shot putters tend to throw the balls with either the "glide" or the "spin" technique.Full Answer >
As of October 2014, the record for the highest vertical jump is 64 inches and was made by Kevin Bania who is a CrossFit trainer from Milwaukee, Wis. This jump broke the previous record of 58.27 inches, which was made in 2011 by Jonas Huusom of Denmark.Full Answer >
The women's shot in the event of shot put weighs 8.8 pounds. In each competition, athletes usually throw four to six shots. Shots vary in the materials used, and are commonly made out of iron, cast iron, steel, stainless steel and brass. Since the density of the materials is different for each substance, the sizes of shots vary.Full Answer >
The inside diameter of a shot put throwing circle is 7 feet, with a stopboard 4 inches high at the front of the ring; the rim is at least 1/4 inch in thickness, 2 3/4 inches to 3 inches deep and painted white. The circle's interior is made of asphalt, concrete or any other suitable material that is firm and not slippery.Full Answer >