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 about Classic Sports
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 fastest moving ball sport in the world is Jai-Alai, according to the Guiness World Records. The most talented professionals in this sport can throw the ball, or pelota, at speeds over 187 miles per hour.Full Answer >
Chicago Bandits pitcher, Monica Abbott, holds the world record for the fastest women's softball fastpitch at 77 miles per hour. She broke the previous record on June 16, 2012 in a game against the Carolina Diamonds, of North Carolina, at the Diamonds' home field in Kannapolis, N.C., according to MonicaAbbott.com.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 >