The throwing events in Colorado include the shot put and discus. Each of these respective events requires a different skill sets. The shot put includes a large metal shot weighing that must be pushed as far as possible. The disucs is a circular disc where the athlete spins around his center of gravity in order to whirl the implement as far possible. Each athlete is given three attempts to reach their best mark in compettion. If the athlete makes finals he/she gets additional three more throws.