Shot put is a track and field event
requiring precise use of strength and technique. Shot puts come in a
variety of sizes and materials and choosing the right shot put for you
depends on your age, gender, skills and preferences.
Females junior high level and younger will throw a 6 lb. shot
where as females high school age and above will throw an 8 lb. shot.
Males, on the other hand, are a bit more complicated. Ages 12 and
under throw a 6 lb. shot, 13-14 an 8 lb. shot, high school age a 12 lb. shot
and college a 16 lb. shot.
Shots are also available in several different
materials depending upon your likes and throwing expertise. Throwers
can choose from iron, steel and brass. The last factor to take into
consideration is whether you will throw indoors or outdoors. Indoor
shot puts have a padded covering so they do not damage gym surfaces or