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World Record Shot Put

Here's a progression of world record throws. Notice how few spinners there are... Audio quality not the greatest.

Nigeria's Onye Lauritta Set New World Record In Shot Put At #Paralympics #paralympicsrio2016

from nytimes.com

Olga Kotelko, the 91-Year-Old Track Star

Olga Kotelko, 91 years old, competes in running, javelin, shot put and high jump. She is considered one of the world’s greatest athletes, holding 23 world records, 17 in her current age category, 90 to 95. Go Olga!

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American star Ashton Eaton, the world-record holder in the decathlon, will look to remain the best athlete in the world starting Aug. 8 (100 meters at 5:10 a.m., long jump at 6:10 a.m., shot put at 7:50 a.m., high jump at 1 p.m. and 400 at 4:30 p.m. ET).

from the Guardian

Rio Olympics 2016: Ledecky wins gold in world record, veteran Ervin triumphs – as it happened

Day seven brought a gold medal and world record for Katie Ledecky, while…

Perhaps one of the greatest shot put competitions at a Junior level occurred under 12 hours ago. Konrad Bukowiecki throwing a new Personal Best and in the process breaking the world U20 record in the shot put. As the defending champion and already a rising star in the senior ranks, Bukowiecki was the heavy favourite, …