A Track And Field Event Comprising a Shot: Shot Put

Editorials News | Jul-01-2019

A Track And Field Event Comprising a Shot: Shot Put

The throwing of weight is a track and field event that involves putting on a heavy spherical object, the shot, as far as possible. The men's shot put competition has been part of the modern Olympic Games since its rebirth in 1896, and the women's competition started in 1948.

There are no records that dead weights have been thrown in the Greek competitions. The first evidence of stone or weight throwing events was in the Scottish Highlands, and dates back to approximately the first century. In the sixteenth century, King Henry VIII was noted for his skill in weight-cutting and hammer throwing competitions.

The first events that resemble modern releases probably occurred in the Middle Ages when soldiers competed in cannon launches. The shot put competitions were first recorded at the beginning of the 19th century in Scotland, and were part of the British Amateur Championship that began in 1866.

Competitors launched from a marked circle of 2,135 m (7.004593176 feet) in diameter, with a board approximately 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) high at the front of the circle. The distance is rounded from the inside of the circumference of the circle to the mark.

The following rules (interior and exterior) must be met for a legal release:

  • By calling the name of the athlete, the athlete can choose any part of the launch circle to enter the interior. They have thirty seconds to start the launching movement; Otherwise, it is considered a loss to the current party.
  • The athlete can not wear gloves; The rules of the IAAF allow the recording of individual fingers.
  • The athlete should rest the shot near the neck and keep it tight to the neck during movement.
  • The shot must be thrown over the shoulder height, using only one hand.
  • The bottom of the circle or board of the fingers but should not be the top or outside of the circle or board of the feet, or the floor beyond the circle. The extremities can, however, extend over the lines of the circle in the air.
  • The shot must land in the legal sector (34.92 °) of the launch area.
  • The athlete must leave the throwing circle from the back.

Foul shots

  • Foul shots occur when an athlete:
  • It does not stop within the circle before starting the putting movement.
  • It does not complete the movement of the placement within thirty seconds of receiving his name.
  • It allows the shot to fall under your shoulder out of the vertical plane of your shoulder during the shot.
  • At any time, if the shot loses contact with the neck, it is technically an illegal option.
  • During the movement of the placement, touch with any part of the body (including shoes):
  • The tops of the ends of the toe board
  • The upper part of the iron ring
  • Anywhere outside the circle.
  • It puts a hit that falls out of the launch sector or touches a sector line in the initial impact.
  • Leave the circle before the shot has landed.
  • There is no sale from the back half of the circle.

Incorrect regulation regulations

The following rules are obsolete or non-existent, but commonly they are created within the professional competence:

  • The athlete must enter the circle from the back (none of the rule books contains a clause of this type).
  • The athlete who enters the circle, then exits and re-enters before the start of the throw, becomes a foul (all rule books allow the athlete to leave a circle before starting a shot, but this still counts within a minute limit, the method allowed to exit the circle varies according to the rule book).
  • Loose clothing, shoelaces, or long hair that is played out of the circle during a toss, or if an athlete puts a towel in the circle and then throws it before putting it on, causes a foul.

By: Preeti Narula

Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_put