• Field events include seated shot put, standing shot put, seated discus, and standing discus.
  • The weights of the shot put and discus vary for men and women in both the seated and standing events.


  • Athletes compete in different classification categories based on functional abilities, including impaired muscle power/range of movement, limb deficiency and visual impairment.
  • Athletes with lower function and/or impaired balance use specialized equipment, such as the field throwing chair.

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  • For seated events, throwing chairs are staked down using stakes and ratcheted tie-downs.
  • For standing events, throwers must step out of the back half of the ringer after the implement has landed.
  • For shot put events, the shot shall touch or be in close proximity to the neck or chin and the hand shall not be dropped below this position during the action of putting.