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Athletics Shot Put and Hammer Throw – Why do women get almost as far as men?

The length of women’s shot put (22.63m) and hammer throw (79.42m) world records do not differ a lot from the ones achieved by men (respectively 23.12m and 86.74m). Are women getting closer to man in strength or something else explains it? The reason why this happens is because the devices used in women events weigh far less