2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's shot put

The Men's Shot Put event at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on August 15. The Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski entered the competition as the world-leading athlete and one of the favourites. Much was expected of the four-man United States team, consisting of defending champion Reese Hoffa, Olympic silver medalist Christian Cantwell, former world champion Adam Nelson, and newcomer Dan Taylor.[1]

Cantwell won the competition, recording a world-leading 22.03 m throw to fend off second-placed Majewski (who managed 21.91 m). Former champions Hoffa and Nelson were beaten to the bronze medal by German Ralf Bartels, who threw a new personal best of 21.37 m to win the host nation's first medal of the tournament.[2]

MedalistsEdit

Gold   Christian Cantwell (United States)
Silver   Tomasz Majewski (Poland)
Bronze   Ralf Bartels (Germany)

RecordsEdit

World record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 Westwood, United States 20 May 1990
Championship record   Werner Günthör (SUI) 22.23 Rome, Italy 29 August 1987
World Leading   Tomasz Majewski (POL) 21.95 Stockholm, Sweden 30 July 2009
African record   Janus Robberts (RSA) 21.97 Eugene, United States 2 June 2001
Asian record   Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi (KSA) 21.13 Doha, Qatar 8 May 2009
North American record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 Westwood, United States 20 May 1990
South American record   Marco Antonio Verni (CHI) 21.14 Santiago, Chile 29 July 2004
European record   Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 23.06 Chania, Greece 22 May 1988
Oceanian record   Scott Martin (AUS) 21.26 Melbourne, Australia 21 February 2008

Qualification standardsEdit

A standard B standard
20.30m 19.90m

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 15, 2009 10:00 Qualification
August 15, 2009 20:15 Final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 20.30 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Tomasz Majewski   Poland (POL) 21.19 21.19 Q
2 A Pavel Lyzhyn   Belarus (BLR) x 20.72 20.72 Q
3 A Christian Cantwell   United States (USA) 20.20 20.63 20.63 Q
4 A Adam Nelson   United States (USA) 20.50 20.50 Q
5 B Ralf Bartels   Germany (GER) 20.16 x 20.41 20.41 Q
6 B Reese Hoffa   United States (USA) 20.23 19.90 x 20.23 q
7 A Miroslav Vodovnik   Slovenia (SLO) 19.80 20.22 20.05 20.22 q, SB
8 A Peter Sack   Germany (GER) 20.09 20.20 19.98 20.20 q
9 B Carl Myerscough   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20.17 x 19.79 20.17 q
10 A Pavel Sofin   Russia (RUS) x x 20.16 20.16 q
11 A Hamza Alić   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) x 20.01 20.10 20.10 q
12 A Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 19.91 x 20.04 20.04
13 A Justin Anlezark   Australia (AUS) 19.94 19.41 19.33 19.94
14 B Taavi Peetre   Estonia (EST) 19.91 19.79 19.69 19.91
15 A Māris Urtāns   Latvia (LAT) 19.89 x x 19.89 SB
16 A Dylan Armstrong   Canada (CAN) 19.46 19.86 x 19.86
17 B Marco Fortes   Portugal (POR) 18.70 x 19.81 19.81
18 B Manuel Martínez   Spain (ESP) 19.74 19.80 19.73 19.80
19 B Antonin Žalský   Czech Republic (CZE) 19.63 19.46 19.77 19.77
20 B Yury Bialou   Belarus (BLR) 19.38 19.75 19.35 19.75
21 B Asmir Kolašinac   Serbia (SRB) 19.62 19.67 x 19.67
22 B Lajos Kürthy   Hungary (HUN) 19.16 19.64 x 19.64
23 A Carlos Véliz   Cuba (CUB) 18.82 19.62 19.48 19.62
24 B Scott Martin   Australia (AUS) 19.16 19.52 19.45 19.52
25 B Dan Taylor   United States (USA) x x 19.39 19.39
26 B Yves Niaré   France (FRA) x x 19.37 19.37
27 B David Storl   Germany (GER) 19.19 x 19.18 19.19
28 A Nedžad Mulabegović   Croatia (CRO) 19.15 x x 19.15
29 A Valeriy Kokoyev   Russia (RUS) 18.02 19.13 18.90 19.13
30 B Maksim Sidorov   Russia (RUS) 18.92 18.77 x 18.92
31 A Yasser Ibrahim Farag   Egypt (EGY) 18.40 18.69 18.54 18.69
32 A Borja Vivas   Spain (ESP) 17.70 18.38 x 18.38
33 B Georgi Ivanov   Bulgaria (BUL) 18.11 x x 18.11
34 A Adriatik Hoxha   Albania (ALB) 15.78 15.89 x 15.89
B Germán Lauro   Argentina (ARG) x x x NM
B Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus (BLR) 20.65 20.65 DQ[3]

Key: NM = No mark, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Christian Cantwell   United States (USA) 21.54 20.72 21.03 21.21 22.03 22.03 WL
  Tomasz Majewski   Poland (POL) 21.36 21.19 20.80 21.68 21.91 21.18 21.91
  Ralf Bartels   Germany (GER) 20.35 20.18 21.37 20.80 20.94 21.20 21.37 PB
4 Reese Hoffa   United States (USA) 21.02 x 20.95 21.14 20.97 21.28 21.28
5 Adam Nelson   United States (USA) 21.11 20.93 x x x x 21.11 SB
6 Pavel Lyzhyn   Belarus (BLR) x 20.98 x x x x 20.98 PB
7 Miroslav Vodovnik   Slovenia (SLO) 19.60 19.50 20.50 x 19.82 20.14 20.50 SB
8 Hamza Alić   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 20.00 x 19.80 20.00
9 Pavel Sofin   Russia (RUS) 19.89 19.69 19.85 19.89
10 Carl Myerscough   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 18.42 x x 18.42
Peter Sack   Germany (GER) x x x NM
Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus (BLR) 20.34 20.31 20.62 20.74 20.54 x 20.74 DQ[3]

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Landells, Steve (2009-08-09). Men's Shot Put - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-15. Archived 2009-09-08.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2009-08-15). Event Report - Men's Shot Put - Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-20. Archived 2009-09-08.
  3. ^ a b In 2013 it was revealed that Andrei Mikhnevich tested positive for a prohibited substance at the 2005 World Championships. Since this was his second offense, he was given a lifetime ban and all his results from August 2005 on were annulled. "Andrei MIKHNEVICH (BLR) – results annulled from August 2005". IAAF. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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