An Olympic shot put weighs 16 lbs
Boys shot put 12 lbs. Girls shot put 8.8 lbs
The SHOT used in shot put for younger athletes is 8 lbs.
The weight of a JUNIOR HIGH shot put is 10 pounds, not 12, which is highschool.
The shot put weight for a 13 year old girl is 3 kg.
The weight of the ball Olympians use during the shot put event has a weight of 7.260 kg(16.01 lb) for men and 4 kg(8.8 lb) for women.Shot put competitions have been held at the modern Summer Olympic Games since their inception in 1896.