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An Illustrated History of Shot Put


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An Illustrated History of Shot Put

Leo Sexton

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Robert Garrett was the first modern Olympic shot put champion, in 1896, with a throw measuring 11.22 meters. In 1932 Leo Sexton (above) reached the 16-meter mark to take the gold during the first Games held in Los Angeles.

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