Olympics
List of all Olympics Women's Shot Put winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Women's Shot Put

Shot Put for women has been an integral part of the Olympics athletics schedule since the 1948 London Summer Games. The putting region of the athletes is seven meter in diameter.

Shot Put
While performing shot put, an athlete has to put a heave metal ball as far as possible. The ball is termed shot and throwing the ball in pushing motion is called put. Two putting styles currently used by shot put competitors are glide and spin. The measurement of putting is from the inner side of the circle boundary to the touching point in the landing area.

Rules and Regulations
The International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF rules and regulations are implemented in the shot put event for women in Olympics.
  • IAAF rules determine the movements of the athlete during and after the put.
  • If an athlete steps out of the circle before the ball has landed, the result is foul throw.
  • All athletes are given six chances for shot putting.
  • While shot putting, an athlete has to hold the ball between her neck and shoulder.
  • Weight of the shot (ball) is determined by the IAAF.
  • The shot should not outside the left or right border.
  • If the athlete touches the top of the toe board, foul throw occurs.
  • The athlete must push the throwing arm straight from the neck, pushing the ball off the fingertips.
  • Athletes are allowed to wear bandages for wrist protection.
  • If the athlete does not demonstrate control after entering the circle and putting the shot, the result is foul throw.
Top Performers
Women athletes who have performed well at shot put in Olympics are Claudia Losch, Helena Fibingerova, Ilona Briesenick, Natalya Lisovskaya, Yumileidi Cumba, Yanina Korolchik, Sui Xinmei, Tamara Press, Tamara Tyshkevich, Galina Zybina, Vita Pavlysh, Natalya Akhrimenko, Li Meisu, Marianne Adam, Ivanka Hristova, Astrid Kumbernuss, Svetlana Krivelyova, Ilona Slupianek, Nadezhda Chizhova, and Margitta Gummel.

Women's Shot Put Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1948 Micheline Ostermeyer
France
Amelia Piccinini
Italy
Ine Schäffer
Austria
1952 Galina Zybina
Soviet Union
Marianne Werner
Germany
Klavdia Tochonova
Soviet Union
1956 Tamara Tyshkevich
Soviet Union
Galina Zybina
Soviet Union
Marianne Werner
United Team Of Germany
1960 Tamara Press
Soviet Union
Johanna LÜTTGE
United Team Of Germany
Earlene BROWN
United States
1964 Tamara Press
Soviet Union
Renate Culmberger
United Team Of Germany
Galina Zybina
Soviet Union
1968 Margitta Gummel
East Germany
Marita Lange
East Germany
Nadezhda Chizhova
Soviet Union
1972 Nadezhda Chizhova
Soviet Union
Margitta Gummel-Helmboldt
East Germany
Ivanka Khristova
Bulgaria
1976 Ivanka Khristova
Bulgaria
Nadezhda Chizhova
Soviet Union
Helena Fibingerová
Czechoslovakia
1980 Ilona Slupianek
East Germany
Svetlana Krachevskaia
Soviet Union
Margitta Droese-Pufe
East Germany
1984 Claudia Losch
West Germany
Mihaela Loghin
Romania
Gael Martin
Australia
1988 Natalya Lisovskaya
Soviet Union
Kathrin Neimke
East Germany
Li Meisu
China
1992 Svetlana KRIVELYOVA
Unified Team
Huang Zhihong
China
Kathrin Neimke
Germany
1996 Astrid Kumbernuss
Germany
Sui Xinmei
China
Irina Khudoroshkina
Russia
2000 Yanina Karolchik
Belarus
Larisa Peleshenko
Russia
Astrid Kumbernuss
Germany
2004 Yumileidi Cumbá
Cuba
Nadine Kleinert
Germany

2008 Valerie Vili
New Zealand
Natallia Mikhnevich
Belarus
Nadzeya Astapchuk
Belarus
2012 Valerie Adams
New Zealand
Yevgeniya Kolodko
Russia
Gong Lijiao
China
2016 Michelle Carter
United States
Michelle Carter
New Zealand
Anita Marton
Hungary