Shot put

The shot put is a track and field event involving "putting" (pushing rather than throwing)[1] a heavy spherical ball—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.

Demonstration of the spin technique in shot put
Athletics
Shot put
Polish double Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski
World records
Men Ryan Crouser 23.37 m (76 ft 8 in) (2021)
Women Natalya Lisovskaya 22.63 m (74 ft 2+34 in) (1987)
Olympic records
Men Ryan Crouser 23.30 m (76 ft 5+14 in) (2021)
Women Ilona Slupianek 22.41 m (73 ft 6+14 in) (1980)
World Championship records
Men Joe Kovacs 22.91 m (75 ft 1+34 in) (2019)
Women Natalya Lisovskaya 21.24 m (69 ft 8 in) (1987)
Valerie Adams 21.24 m (69 ft 8 in) (2011)