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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Wingler, last year’s state runner-up in the shot put, also won that event (45-9 ½). Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2023 His 59-8 in the shot put is No. 3 in the state. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2023 Prim won the shot put with a toss of 49 feet, 6 inches and finished second in the discus with a personal best of 152-0 as the Lion boys won with 16 points. Ben Thomas |, al, 24 Mar. 2023 Sralla has thrown 45-10.75 in the shot put, which ranks sixth nationally. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 22 Mar. 2023 Crouser, 30, is the reigning Olympic and world champion in the shot put. oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2023 Boys fourth-place finishers were Jeremiah Beaman in the shot put, Naeem Offord in the 400-meter, Zo Beavers in the 800-meter and Malik Muhammad in the high jump. Dennis Victory, al, 27 Mar. 2023 Arkansas, however, picked up fifth-place finishes from Christopher Harris in the 400 (45.32) and Jordan West in the shot put (66-2) and an eighth from Lance Lang in the 200 before its big score in the triple jump. Henry Apple, Arkansas Online, 12 Mar. 2023 His impressive resumé and passion aside, weight-throwing programs in the Bay State are atypical, as throwing is limited to the shot put at statewide meets. Matty Wasserman,, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The shot put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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