Shot Put Sportshall Event
This athletics event is part of the Sportshall series designed for the indoor use of school age competitors. This is a brief outline of the event, for more details see official literature.
The Sportshall shot put event is very similar to the regular outdoor track and field Shot Put, though it has several modifications to suit juniors and indoor competition such as lighter and specially designed shots that do not damage indoor surfaces. Other throwing events are the chest push and soft javelin.
- Tape measure
- Throwing circle
- Specially designed shots for indoor use, designed not to damage surfaces.
- The standard shot put weights are:
- U/13 Girls (yr 7 & 8) 2.72kg
- U/13 Boys (yr 7 & 8) & U/15 Girls (yr 9 & 10) 3.25kg
- U/15 Boys (yr 9 & 10) & U/17 Girls 4.0kg
- U/17 Boys 5.0kg
- The shot should be placed at the base of the first three fingers of the hand, with the thumb and little finger providing support for the shot. The shot should not rest rest on the palm.
- The glide technique is permitted, but not the rotational technique.
- The shot should touch or be in close contact with the neck or chin. The shot must be put from the shoulder with one hand only.
- It is deemed a no throw if any part of their body touches the top of the stop board or ground beyond the stop board. The athlete must not leave the circle until their shot has touched the ground, and then must leave via the back half of the circle.
- The measurement is then taken from the landing point to the inner edge of the stop board, measured to the nearest cm.
- Three trials are permitted.
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