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In men's competition, the shot weighs 7.26 kilograms(

**16 pounds**). The women's shot weighs**4 kg**(**8.8pounds**). American high schools usually use**12 pound**(**5.44 kg**) shots for boys and**4 kg**shots for girls;these are sometimes used as practice shots as well. The weight ofthe ball differs depending the age group.

Also asked, how heavy is high school boys shot put?

Shot

Competitor | Mass of shot |
---|---|

Boys 13-14 | 4 kilograms |

Girls through junior high | 2.72 kg (6 pounds) |

Men, high school | 12 pounds |

Women, high school through age 49 | 4 kilograms |

**14**-

**year-old**age group,

**girls**continue to use the 6 lb.

**shot**while

**boys**use an 8.8 lb.

**shot put**. In the 15- to18-

**year-old**brackets, the USATF

**shot weights**are thesame as high school

**weights**set by NFHS:

**Boys**throw a12 lb.

Also know, how heavy is a women's shot put?

8.8 lb

Diameter. A **high school** discus **ring** has adiameter of 2.5 m, which translates to 8 feet and 2.5 inches. Thisis larger than a **shot**-**put ring**, which is 7 feet indiameter.