The track and field event shot put made its maiden appearance on Google. The search engine on Friday put up a doodle featuring shot put.

The London 2012 shot put doodle is the eighth London 2012 doodle posted by Google on its home page.

The task on shot put is to throw a metal ball (shot) as far as possible in a pushing motion (putting).

The ‘London 2012 shot put’ doodle shows a shot putter ready for his throw.

The Google logo appears in the horizon and two officials are seen standing near the “L” of the word Google.

Olympics shot put events are for both male and female participants.

Clicking on to the doodle takes a user to the page having news relating to the shot put event. On the right side of the page is the link to the official shot put page of the London Olympics.

abhishek.l@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 3, 2012)
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