Question by  Bryan21 (15)

How much does a shot put weigh?


Answer by  HH (404)

Men 7. 26 kilograms (16 pounds), women 4 kg (8. 82 lb). Men over 50 or under 19 years use 6 kg (13. 2 lb). American high schools: 12 lbs (boys), 4kg (girls)


Answer by  mom98 (153)

The weight depends on gender and also what league you are in. Boys high school is 12 lbs. and girls is 8 lbs. Mens international/US collegiate weighs 16 lbs. , while the womens is 8 lbs 13 ounces.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

The men's shot put weighs 16 pounds. The women's shot put weighs 8. 8 pounds. The sport originated in Scotland where athletes threw a round heavy stone of considerable weight from behind a line with the longest distance being the winner. It is now an Olympic, college and high school track event.


Answer by  brittany68 (76)

The weight of a shot put depends on the person using it. For male adults 7 kg is the average weight and for adult females 5 kg is the average weight.

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