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# How heavy is a shot put ball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

10y ago

1. Olympic men: 16 pounds (7.25 kilograms)
2. High School boys: 12 pounds (5.44 kilograms)
3. Olympic and High School girls, Middle School boys: 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms)
4. Middle School girls: 6 pounds (2.7 kilograms)

Wiki User

10y ago

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9y ago

In international competition, the men's shot weighs 7.26 Kg (16 pounds) and the women's shot weighs 4 Kg (8.8 pounds).

In high school competition in the US, boys use a 5.44 Kg (13.2 pounds) shot and girls use a 4 Kg shot.

5,44 kg is 12 pounds not 13.2.

So to clarify, in high school boys use 12 pounds and girls use 8.8 pounds (just like in international competitions).

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11y ago

16 lbs

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Eight pounds

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