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Heavy Issue: Columnist Adds Too Much Weight

July 30, 1988

Mike Downey's column on Ramona Pagel (July 25) mentions that "any woman who heaves a 16-pound steel ball must have muscles made by DuPont." Well, he was only half right. Women only throw an eight-pound ball.

JOHN DRYCE

Hollywood

Editor's note: Women put a 4-kilo shot, 8 pounds 13 ounces; the men put a 7.26-kilo shot, 16 pounds.

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