Carissa Negri made a new record in shot put for the 2009 Junior Olympics in Reno for the West Coast Track and Field competition.
That was Ralph Rose of the United States with a put of 14.81 meters (48 feet, 7 inches) at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. Rose was the gold medalist in shot put at the 1904 and 1908 Olympics and silver medalist at the 1912 Olympics.
Ilona Schoknecht-Slupianek GDR in 1980, with 22.41 meters at the Moscow Olympics
The women's shot put event has been part of the Olympics since 1948. The shot put used in women's competitions weighs 8.8 lbs.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the women's Olympic record in shot put is 22.41 meters (73 feet, 6 1/4 inches) by Ilona Slupianek of East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Valerie Adams'. event in the Olympics is shot put
The world record holder for shot put in 2012 is Litia Pitt from Russia. She threw the shot put 12.29 metres... Sadly not world record. Posted by Jacque Goodwin.
The women's world record in the shot put is held by Natalya Lisovskaya of Russia who threw the shot 22.63 meters in 1987.
The women's Olympic record in shot put is 22.41 meters (73 feet, 6 1/4 inches) by Ilona Slupianek of East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The men's Olympic record in shot put was set by Ulk Timmermann of East Germany at the 1988 Games in Seoul at a distance of 22.47 meters (73 feet, 8 5/8 inches).