The 'Perfect Balance' Series Of Turned Iron Shots By Gill
About The Gill Atlethtics Perfect Balance Turned Iron ShotsSince 1918, Gill Athletics® has been empowering coaches with innovative equipment that helps develop track athletes and elevate the sport across the globe. Founded by a coach determined to build better track equipment, we have been delivering the maximum in safety, durability, and long-term performance for over a century. These shots are a prime example of their commitment to quality.
What Shot Put Is Right For My Athlete?
- Special Olympics: 3lbs
- Boys Up To 12 Years Old: 6lbs
- Women youth through junior high: 6lbs
- Boys Age 13 And 14 Years Old: 8lbs
- Women's High School: 8lbs
- Women 50+: 8lbs
- Men's High School:12lbs
- Men Between The Ages of 50 and 59:13lbs
- Men's College:16lbs
- Men Up To 49: 16lbs
The Story Behind Gill AthleticsHarry Gill, an unknown athlete, became an overnight sensation when he won the American All-Around Championship in 1900. Impressively, this was Gill’s first-ever All-Around competition and his competitors became spectators as his performance led to a record-setting score. Gill collected many medals and set world-class marks in 5 events, but more importantly, he acquired invaluable insight that fueled his next endeavor.
In 1904, Gill began his legendary coaching career at the University of Illinois. There he established a coaching career so successful it was without equal and his reputation in the track and field world was unimpeachable. Gill authored the book, Track and Field Athletics: For Coach and Contestant that for years served as the sport's standard coaching manual. In this book, he wrote “a great deal of care should be taken in selecting the equipment used by track and field athletes. Their performance depends on the implements they have in which and with which to compete - and good equipment helps considerably in making the best performances.”
Unsatisfied with the quality of track equipment available, it was in 1918 that he crafted the first piece of his own track equipment, the ash javelin. In four short years, the company bearing his name was the first to manufacture a complete line of track and field equipment. The most enduring of all of Gill’s accomplishments is his line of track and field equipment. Gill’s company is responsible for a long list of innovative equipment that has been instrumental in elevating the sport and performance of track athletes worldwide.
100 years later Gill has never wavered from Coach Gill’s vision and considers it a great honor to be stewards of his legacy.