the shot put


: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a heavy metal ball (called a shot) as far as possible

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Recent Examples on the Web Crouser, already the world record holder in the shot put, can become the third. Adam Kilgore, Washington Post, 20 June 2024 Liam Marley, Shot put/Discus, Calvary Christian sophomore: School-record holder in the discus (168-9) and finished fourth in the state in both the discus and shot put; had PR at state in the shot put (52-1); competed in track for three years and also plays football. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 14 June 2024 Chase Dorsey, Calvert Hall, junior Dorsey led area athletes in the shot put, throwing 57 feet, 7 1/4 inches to win the MIAA A Conference championship. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 25 June 2024 For the field events, world record holder Ryan Crouser will compete in the shot put, along with Joe Kovas. Greg Hyatt, NBC News, 21 June 2024 Hall’s Anna Siciliano won the shot put with a personal best throw of 43 feet, 9 ½ inches. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 3 Mar. 2024 Foster also participates on Texas A&M’s track team in the shot put. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 15 June 2024 Hamilton, the team captain, won the shot put and discus for the second consecutive year and helped Benjamin win its third straight boys Class 1A state track and field championship. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 14 June 2024 Jacob Blankenship won the discus at 139-3 and the shot put at 42-7 1/4, edging Perryville’s Cy McCall, who was second in the shot put. Bill Blewett, Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2024

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“The shot put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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