The men's shot weighs 7.26 kilograms (16 pounds) and the women's shot weighs 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds).
The women's shot weighs 8.8 lb (4kg), and the men's shot weighs 16.01 lb (7.260 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.
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.
Valerie Adams'. event in the Olympics is shot put
An Olympic shot put weighs 16 lbs
The gold medalist in the Men's Shot Put event at the Rio 2016 Olympics was Ryan Crouser.