US Has the 4th Worst Showing Ever in Shot


Although the US came in with Cantwell ranked #1 in the world, Hoffa ranked # in the world and Ryan Whiting ranked #5, the squad only left with a bronze medal. The 2012 London Games marks the first time since 1976 that the US has not won at least one silver medal (with the exception of 1980 when the US boycotted the Moscow Games). That year Al Feuerbach was the top thrower finishing 4th in Montreal. The only other year the US hasn't medaled was in 1936 at the Berlin Games. The only other year the US has not earned at least silver in the shot put was at 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1920 the American's went 3-4-7-8 in the finals.

Most recently in 2000 and 2004 Adam Nelson won the silver (Godina Bronze in 2004), while Cantwell won the silver in 2008. The US swept Gold-Silver-Bronze at multiple Olympics Games during 1960 (Rome), 1948 (London), 1924 (Paris), 1921 (Stockholm), 1904 (St. Louis) and 1900 (Paris).

Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 2659 Tomasz Majewski POL 21.89 (SB)
2 1924 David Storl GER 21.86 .
3 3221 Reese Hoffa USA 21.23 .
4 3209 Christian Cantwell USA 21.19 .
5 1280 Dylan Armstrong CAN 20.93 .
6 1023 Germán Lauro ARG 20.84 (NR)
7 2951 Asmir Kolašinac SRB 20.71 .
8 1163 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR 20.69 (SB)
9 3262 Ryan Whiting USA 20.64 .
10 2187 Dorian Scott JAM 20.61 .
11 2831 Maksim Sidorov RUS 20.41 .
12 3031 Ming-Huang Chang TPE 19.99 .



last updated August 3 at 5:43am CT

First Cut in Finals Made....8 remain!


Three throws remain for each of the top 8...

1. MAJEWSKI Tomasz   Poland   1) 21.19    2) 21.71   3) 21.87
2. STORL David   Germany   1) 21.84   2) 21.86   3)   21.46
3. HOFFA Reese   USA   1) 20.98   2) 20.95   3) 21.23
4. CANTWELL Christian  USA  20.95
5. ARMSTRONG Dylan   Canada   20.93
6. LAURO German   Argentina   20.84 NR
7. KOLASINAC Asmir   Serbia   20.71
8. LYZHYN Pavel   Belarus   20.69
9. WHITING Ryan   USA   20.64  (first one out)



last updated August 3 at 5:43am CT

Hoffa leads three Americans into final

(Photo: Image of Sport)

The hope for an American medal sweep is still alive in the men's shot put. Olympic Trials champion Reese Hoffa led the way for the U.S. throwers in Friday morning's preliminaries with an automatic qualifying throw of 21.36 meters.

The other Americans, world leader and reigning Olympic silver medalist Christian Cantwell and Olympic Trials runner-up Ryan Whiting will join Hoffa in the final.

Also qualifying through to the final are 2008 Olympic gold medalist Tomasz Majewski of Poland, reigning world champ David Storl from Germany and 2011 Diamond League winner Dylan Armstrong of Canada.

Full Results Page Here!

Group A
03 August 2012 - 10:00
Position Athlete Country Mark .
1 David Storl  GER 21.15 Q .
2 Tomasz Majewski  POL 21.03 Q .
3 Germán Lauro  ARG 20.75 Q (NR)
4 Pavel Lyzhyn  BLR 20.57 q (SB)
5 Christian Cantwell  USA 20.41 q .
6 Dorian Scott  JAM 20.31 q .
7 Soslan Tsirikhov  RUS 20.17 .
8 Rutger Smith  NED 20.08 .
9 Marco Fortes  POR 20.06 .
10 Lajos Kürthy  HUN 19.65 .
11 Georgi Ivanov  BUL 19.63 .
12 Kemal Mesic  BIH 19.60 .
13 Mihaíl Stamatóyiannis  GRE 19.24 .
14 Dale Stevenson  AUS 19.17 .
15 Maris Urtans  LAT 19.13 .
16 Borja Vivas  ESP 18.88 .
17 Stephen Saenz  MEX 18.65 .
18 Ódinn Björn Thorsteinsson  ISL 17.62 .
19 Adriatik Hoxha  ALB 17.58 .
. Justin Rodhe  CAN NM .

Group B
03 August 2012 - 10:00
Position Athlete Country Mark .
1 Reese Hoffa  USA 21.36 Q .
2 Ryan Whiting  USA 20.78 Q .
3 Dylan Armstrong  CAN 20.49 q .
4 Asmir Kolašinac  SRB 20.44 q .
5 Maksim Sidorov  RUS 20.40 q .
6 Ming-Huang Chang  TPE 20.25 q (=SB)
7 Ralf Bartels  GER 20.00 .
8 Andrei Mikhnevich  BLR 19.89 .
9 Nedžad Mulabegovic  CRO 19.86 .
10 Om Prakash Singh  IND 19.86 .
11 Hüseyin Atici  TUR 19.74 .
12 Antonín Žalský  CZE 19.62 .
13 Kim Christensen  DEN 19.13 .
14 Carl Myerscough  GBR 18.95 .
15 Raigo Toompuu  EST 18.91 .
16 Amin Nikfar  IRI 18.62 .
17 Carlos Véliz  CUB 18.57 .
18 Emanuele Fuamatu  SAM 17.78 .
. Jun Zhang  CHN NM .
. Andriy Semenov  UKR NM .

 


last updated: July 19th at 6:05pm CT

Men's Shot Put Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


Shot Put Schedule:
Day 1, Aug 3rd - Qualification & Final (4:00am & 2:30pm CT)

Shot Put Records:
World Record - 23.12m - Randy Barnes (USA) 5/20/1990
Olympic Record - 22.47m - Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 9/23/1988
American Record -  23.12m - Randy Barnes (USA) 5/20/1990 


The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Christian Cantwell, USA (22.54m/22.31m)
2. Reese Hoffa, USA (22.43m/22.00m)
3. Ryan Whiting, USA (21.97m/21.66m)

The Americans:
SEE ABOVE!!!!!!

Past Shot Put Olympic Results: (from wiki)