The History of Shot-Putting
Shot put is a common track-and-field event which can be enjoyed by spectators of the local student athletics program or a Summer Olympics event. Participants use a combination of strength and momentum to hurl, or put, the shot as far from their starting...
Homer makes mention of competitions of rock throwing by soldiers during the
Siege of Troy but there is no record of any dead weights ...
Feb 6, 2014 ... The History of Shot Put The shot put has been an Olympic sport since 1896.
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IAAF, Discipline, Shot put. ... Shot put image for IAAF Discipline section (Getty
Images) ... History. The Ancient Greeks threw stones as a sport and soldiers are ...
The first known events resembling the modern shot put
likely occurred in the Middle Ages when soldiers held competitions in which they hurled cannon balls. Shot put
competitions were recorded in early 19th Century Scotland and were a part of the British Amateur Champio... More »
Oct 11, 2015 ... It derives from the ancient sport of putting the stone. The... ... Read; View All
Media (8) · View History; Edit; Feedback. Shot put, sport in athletics (track and
field) in which a spherical weight is thrown, or put, from the shoulder for ...
Aug 19, 2010 ... Shot put history can be found to stretch back thousands of years to the days
before the British Isles became Christianized and the land was still ...
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Rules/technique for shot put: Competitors take their throw from inside a (7 feet) in
diameter, with a toe board approximately 4" high at the front of the circle.
Aug 12, 2014 ... Germany's David Storl does it again, becoming the first man ever to win two shot
put titles at both European and World Championships.
A shot put is a track and field athletic event in which the athlete throws a metal
weight called a shot. There are two ... This Day in History. November 25 , 1947 ...