Shot Put Back Throw Test

The Shot Put Back Throw Test involves throwing an shot put for maximum distance, a measure of body explosive power.

The shot put overhead back throw is part of the Quadrathlon power test. Below are some test results from athletes performing that test. The world record for the shot put athletics event (using a different technique than this test) is 23.12m by Randy Barnes.

Athlete Sport Distance (meters)
Randy Barnes US shot put 21.96
Tom Pappas US decathlete 20.20
Mike Stulce US shot put 20.08
Abi Ekoku UK,  Discus and Shot put 19.04
Trey Hardee US decathlete 18.89
Tom Puksyts US javelin thrower 18.69
Chris Huffins US decathlete 17.59
Mick Hill UK javelin thrower 17.50
Bryan Clay US decathlete 17.40
Daley Thompson UK decathlete 17.36
Linford Christie UK sprinter 16.92
Paul Terek US decathlon 16.88
Tom Petranoff US javelin 16.65
Justin Gatlin US sprinter 16.49
Steve Backley UK javelin thower 16.45
Brian Brophy US decathlon 16.44
Tim Mack US pole vault 16.27
Michael Bates US sprinter 15.90
Lawrence Johnson US pole vault 15.55
Jon Regis UK Olympic sprinter 15.34
Aries Merritt US 110m hurdles 15.06

Source: These results were collected by Bill Webb and posted online.

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