Shot Put

Inspection routine

  1. Inspect the surface of the ring for any protrusions or indentations. These can cause the athlete to loose their balance and potentially fall, causing injury
  2. Make sure that the ring is swept and free of any grass, dirt or other material that may effect the traction of the competitors' shoes
  3. Make sure that the yellow area is flagged off or otherwise partitioned so that non-competitors cannot wander into it
  4. Make sure that the landing area will not create unusual bounces or ricochets.
    • see the note on divots below
    • don't allow anything foreign in the sector that may cause a bounce (i.e. markers)
    • large stones can be a problem as well, especially with the smaller shots (4K and under)
  5. Divots should be filled in so that officials or workers will not twist an ankle, or trip and fall.

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