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When it comes to all throwing sports, there are certain rules to follow and weights and sizes to be respected depending on what age category you fall into.

Rules can be known to change every so often and it can actually get quite confusing. So, we have decided to do this blog post in order to try make it as simple as possible. We have categorized what the minimum weights are you need for each age group, all the way from Under 13s to 80+ category! We have done this for Shot Puts, Hammer Throw, Javelins and Discus.

Throwing weight rules for Shot Puts

So here is all the information you need for deciding what weight shot put is right for you for your age category:

Age Category Min. Weight Diameter Min. Diameter Max.
U13 Boys 3Kg 90mm 105mm
U15 Boys 4Kg 95mm 110mm
U17 Boys 5kg 100mm 120mm
Junior Men 6kg 105mm 125mm
Senior Men 7.26kg 110mm 130mm
Men 35-49 7.26kg 110mm 130mm
Men 50-59 6kg 105mm 125mm
Men 60-69 5kg 100mm 120mm
Men 70+ 5kg 95mm 110mm
Age Category Min. Weight Diameter Min. Diameter Max.
U13 Girls 2.72kg 85mm 110mm
U15 Girls 3kg 85mm 110mm
U17 Girls 3kg 85mm 110mm
Junior Women 4kg 95mm 110mm
Senior Women 4kg 95mm 110mm
Women 35-49 4kg 95mm 110mm
Women 50+ 3kg 85mm 110mm

So there we go. A comprehensive review of what weights and sizes you are allowed to use. All weights are the minimum per age category, so you can of course use a bigger weight if you want to! We have a really big range of shot puts available and we will definitely have one to fit your specific requirements. You can check them all out here.

Throwing weight rules for Discus

Moving on to our the next throwing sport, this one not quite so complicated to get the right weight and size…Discus Throw.

Again, we have a great choice of Discus’ available online and ready to dispatch. We’ve got both Polanik and Cantabrian ones in stock, ranging from discus’ for beginners to ones from seasoned throwers. Click here to see the full range.

 

Age Group Min. Weight
U13 Boys 1kg
U15 Boys 1.25kg
U17 Boys 1.5kg
Junior Men 1.75kg
Senior Men 2kg
Men 35-49 2kg
Men 50-59 1.5kg
Men 60-69 1kg
Age Group Min. Weight
U13 Girls 0.75kg
U15 Girls 1kg
U17 Girls 1kg
Junior Women 1kg
Senior Women 1kg
Women 35-74 1kg
Women 74+ 0.75kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throwing weight rules for Hammer Throw

Our next sport is Hammer Throw. Now this one has several elements to consider. You have to consider the weight, the total length and the head diameter. Of course, any hammer thrower knows this but here are the exact specifications for each age category. So here we go for what weight of hammer you will need for your age category:

Age Group Min. Weight Complete Max. Length of Hammer Min. Diam. Head Max. Diam. Head
U13 Men 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
U15 Men 4kg 119.5cm 95mm 110mm
U17 Men 5kg 120cm 100mm 120mm
Junior Men 6kg 121.5cm 105mm 125mm
Senior Men 7.26kg 121.5cm 110mm 130mm
Men 35-49 7.26kg 121.5cm 110mm 130mm
Men 50-59 6kg 121.5cm 105mm 125mm
Men 60-69 5kg 120cm 100mm 120mm
Men 70-79 4kg 119.5cm 95mm 110mm
Men 80+ 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
Age Group Weight Complete Length of Hammer Min. Diam. Head Max. Diam. Head
U13 Girls 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
U15 Girls 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
U17 Girls 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
Junior Women 4kg 119.5cm 95mm 110mm
Senior Women 4kg 119.5cm 95mm 110mm
Women 35-49 4kg 119.5cm 95mm 110mm
Women 50-74 3kg 119.5cm 85mm 100mm
Women 75+ 2kg 119.5cm 80mm 90mm

Throwing weight rules for Javelin

And finally we have javelins. All there is to know for javelins is the weight, making your decision pretty straightforward.

To check out our great range of Javelins, from our top of the range carbon javelins all the way down to javelins suited for beginners click here

Age Group Weight
U13 Men 400g
U15 Men 600g
U17 Men 700g
Junior Men 800g
Senior Men 800g
Men 35-49 800g
Men 50-59 700g
Men 60-69 600g
Men 70-79 500g
Men 80+ 400g
Age Group Weight
U13 Girls 400g
U15 Girls 500g
U17 Girls 500g
Junior Women 600g
Senior Women 600g
Women 35-49 600g
Women 50-74 500g
Women 75+ 400g

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