Why It's Almost Impossible to Shot Put 24 Meters | WIRED

21 nov. 2019
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Ever wonder what the upper limit of the shot put is? The record is 23.12 meters, or just under 75 feet. But could someone come along and put one even further? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez met up with Olympic record holder Ryan Crouser to find out why putting a shot 24 meters is Almost Impossible.
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  • bro I'm a girl but my record just 10 meters . how can he throw tht thing so easy . i-

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  • If Wilt Chamberlain lived today and dedicated his life to shotput he would break 25. That guy was a freak.

    Cameron MilesCameron Miles5 dagen geleden
  • Someone - throws 24 metre Wired - why is.it impossible to throw till 24 metre.

    Tech n mateTech n mate10 dagen geleden
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  • Fantastic video - I wish it had been available when I was throwing and later, coaching throwers.

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  • it should be free throw anyway they like, not shot put...than the numbers will be insane...

    tonyboy tonyboytonyboy tonyboyMaand geleden
  • I'v done a 23.09

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      War_ JoshWar_ Josh14 dagen geleden
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    • Yeah 23.09 feet

      War_ JoshWar_ Josh14 dagen geleden
  • His footwork is honestly astounding. He looks like a ballet dancer.

    Ashley RyuAshley RyuMaand geleden
  • If humanity embraces artificial limbs, exoskeletons or musculature assistance components in the future, I wonder if we’ll be forced as a society to create a separate competition for those ‘enhanced’ individuals. While most current uses of implants are to serve as a replacement limb, development of that technology will eventually see those implants as providing increased capabilities. A ‘body enhanced’ Olympics could see current records tumble like dominoes. None of this is a prediction, merely a possibility based on current trends.

    Daniel VerberneDaniel VerberneMaand geleden
  • I’m a layperson but I’m fond of science and I’m pretty sure the act of ‘winding up’ the throw of discus or shotput shows us the physics phenomena of ‘Reflex Velocity’, whereby the object being thrown is obviously being thrown around by the throwers’ strength and rotation, but the object thrown has its own weight and inertia and therefore creates a tug and force of its own on the throwers’ body. This is in some ways similar to the original context of Reflex Velocity whereby the massive Earth exerts significant gravitational forces on our moon, creating its orbit, but at the same time the Moon (which has significant mass itself) exerts a tug on Earth, causing Earth to execute a much more modest but still detectable ‘wobble’.

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  • Stop using a hundred different units for everything. Just use SI units ffs. Nothing wrong with m/s, meters, kilograms. I don't want to listen to miles/hr, pounds and feet.

    Abhishek AgarwalAbhishek AgarwalMaand geleden
  • The only thing I can think of is genetics and maybe technique holding them back. Pro athletes today use just as much steroids as the 80s.

    Stephen GabrielStephen GabrielMaand geleden
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    Hugo FloresHugo Flores2 maanden geleden
  • can we just stay with meters and centimeters? it's so confusing sometimes the video use metric sometimes foot inches lol

    Eri 69Eri 692 maanden geleden
  • I love the shot put. It was fun. Scared for my ankles but the spin was fun

    Alejandro SanchezAlejandro Sanchez2 maanden geleden
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    Louie MercadoLouie Mercado3 maanden geleden
  • What would be the effect on his throw if he were a bit leaner body-wise?

    Chac MoolChac Mool3 maanden geleden
    • @Nobody that you know hmmm...not convinced...

      Chac MoolChac Mool2 maanden geleden
    • he wouldnt be as maximally strong. Maybe stronger pound for pound but since there aren't weight classes in throwing that would really matter.

      Nobody that you knowNobody that you know2 maanden geleden
  • Next up: *Why throwing a football the entire length of the field is almost impossible*

    TonimoTonimo3 maanden geleden
  • Imagine if the skinny guy broke the world record on his first attempt.

    RoryRory3 maanden geleden
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    David BaptisteDavid Baptiste3 maanden geleden
  • Why tf are they talking in meters?

    David BaptisteDavid Baptiste3 maanden geleden
  • Broooo... I throwed the ball 11 meters when i was on 6th grade

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    Timon GamesTimon Games4 maanden geleden
  • I'm sure the ancient Greeks said that 23 meters was impossible. Their athletes were just fit regular dudes.

    mrgabestmrgabest4 maanden geleden
  • sorry but everytime i see this guy going to try out sports, id rather see a high schooler try it who would actually give it 110%. at least there would be some result. its just disappointing watching him.

    tackywacky99tackywacky994 maanden geleden
  • “And he can bench press 225..” Me: “ok thats solid” “..almost 50 times in a row” Me: oh sht

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    Lennart XyZLennart XyZ4 maanden geleden
  • Is it against the rules to throw it any other way?

    Jesse CarpenterJesse Carpenter4 maanden geleden
  • He will get ACL injuries very soon for this technique.

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  • It’s very much possible

    Outlaw WilliamOutlaw William4 maanden geleden
  • Next decade: Why it’s impossible to throw a shot put 30 meters

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    Robert McGimpseyRobert McGimpsey4 maanden geleden
  • Now over 24 mannnn

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  • World record: become more than 24 Wired: *Why is it almost impossible to shot put 25 metres*

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    ConnorConnor4 maanden geleden
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    Michael RowlandsMichael Rowlands4 maanden geleden
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    Akshay ChambialAkshay Chambial4 maanden geleden
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    Ethan BroomeEthan Broome4 maanden geleden
  • Dude I'm 13 and put over 10 meters... Come on😂

    Eathan BritsEathan Brits4 maanden geleden
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    Fuzzy vibeFuzzy vibe4 maanden geleden
  • I'm sure alot of people can beat the record with practice and steroids that's won't show up when tested

    Zain HectorZain Hector4 maanden geleden
  • It’s probably illegal but there has got to be a way to wrap the throwing had that would help. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  • he can throw so far because he knows the spin

    Coco PuffsCoco Puffs4 maanden geleden
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    OutGrownOutGrown4 maanden geleden
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  • Randy Barnes put the shot close to 80' in practice a long time ago. I think there are some videos of that on NLworld.

    Witek BusseWitek Busse4 maanden geleden
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    ZachafinackusZachafinackus5 maanden geleden
  • This is the most stupid sport I've ever seen

    JDJDJCJDJXJDJDJCJDJX5 maanden geleden
  • dig up the article where a world class sprinter had been running on the track and was hit by BRian Oldfields shot... hit in the leg at over 80 feet... on the fly! Oldfield had thrown over 75 feet in competition and numerous time over 75 feet in practice and as a pro. his 75 feet world record was done 40 years ago.

    Reimagine CivilizationReimagine Civilization5 maanden geleden
  • Randy was juiced to the gills for a start.

    Leon ChristensenLeon Christensen5 maanden geleden
  • It's almost impossible because of better drug testing

    Isaac BaikIsaac Baik5 maanden geleden
  • solution to getting 24 metres: make him angry .. then give him a shot put ... and then you run

    Tyron CoxTyron Cox5 maanden geleden
  • Why it's almost impossible to jump over 9m and to triple jump over 19 m?

    Mauner LacayoMauner Lacayo5 maanden geleden
  • When he said "bench press 250 pounds" I was like, "yea you heard him wrong". Then I heard "more than 50 times" and I was like "ahhh, yes, that is what I was thinking lol"

    Lareland CooperLareland Cooper5 maanden geleden
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    JOHNNYJOHNNY6 maanden geleden
  • If I threw, the ball would land inside the circle.

    Jayant BhattJayant Bhatt6 maanden geleden
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