The glide and spin techniques are widely used ones in the shot put.
While men use the spin and glide technique equally, glide technique is used by nearly every female putter.
When the shot leaves a putter's hand its speed is approximately 14m/s for both men and women.
The weight of the shot for men is 7.26kg while women use a 4kg shot.
The shot put ring has an inner diameter of 213-214cm.