If you get all your Olympics coverage from NBC, you missed the fact women's shot put was held yesterday—it was, like so many other events, overlooked by the Peacock Network. While shot-putting scientist Jillian Camarena-Williams missed qualifying for the final by nine inches, the competition was intense with numerous personal best performances and a gold-medal 21.36 meter heave by Belorussian Nadzeya Ostapchuk.

Here, then, are 50 heaves by competitors in the final, all of them launching a nearly nine-pound rock about as far as I could throw a baseball. [BBC]