Open main menu

2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's shot put

The men's shot put at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 3 to 5 October 2019.[1]

Men's shot put
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates3 October (qualification)
5 October (final)
Competitors34 from 25 nations
Winning distance22.91
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    New Zealand
← 2017
2021 →

SummaryEdit

It took 20.90 to automatically qualify. Exactly 12 men made that distance, eight of them on their first attempt. There were no further place qualifiers to the final.

This was the cap to a build up of several strong athletes. Four members of the 74 foot club were here, with Darlan Romani joining in 2019 and Ryan Crouser improving his personal best to #6 all time. Behind them were four more men over 22 metres in the last two seasons.

With 22 metres the standard, the first throw of the competition was 22.36m by Crouser. Three throws later, Romani moved into second with a 21.61m. As the last thrower throughout the competition, Tomas Walsh launched a new Oceana continental record 22.90 m (75 ft 1 12 in), making him the #4 thrower in history. On his second throw, Romani almost tickled 74 feet, 22.53m put him into second place. Crouser duplicated his first throw in the third. It took 21.18m just to get three more throws.

In the fourth round, the fourth of the big 4 moved into fourth place, Joe Kovacs threw 21.95m. Crouser then threw 22.71m to jump into second place. Meanwhile Walsh threw his third foul in a row, stepping out of the ring after generating so much spin force. But it wasn't troubling since he had the lead. In the fifth round, Walsh landed his second best throw, 22.56m.

In the final round, Kovacs stepped into the ring and tossed it 22.91 m (75 ft 1 34 in), equalling Alessandro Andrei for the #3 thrower in history. More importantly, he took the lead. A couple of throws later, Crouser stepped in to throw his best 22.90 m (75 ft 1 12 in) to tie Walsh. Walsh fouled again. With the 22.71m second best throw, compared to 22.56m, Crouser took second. In the space of 5 minutes, Walsh went from the #4 thrower in history, to third place in the competition.

This has been called the greatest shot put competition in history.[2] When it began, the more numerically quartile 75 foot club had four members, the newest of which joined 29 years earlier when, shall we say performance enhancing drug testing was not as sophisticated. Now the club had 7 members.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[3]

World record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Westwood, United States 20 May 1990
Championship record   Werner Günthör (SUI) 22.23 m Rome, Italy 29 August 1987
World Leading   Ryan Crouser (USA) 22.74 m Long Beach, United States 20 April 2019
African Record   Janus Robberts (RSA) 21.97 m Eugene, United States 2 June 2001
Asian Record   Sultan Al-Hebshi (KSA) 21.13 m Doha, Qatar 8 May 2009
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Westwood, United States 20 May 1990
South American Record   Darlan Romani (BRA) 22.61 m Palo Alto, United States 30 June 2019
European Record   Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 23.06 m Chania, Greece 22 May 1988
Oceanian record   Tomas Walsh (NZL) 22.67 m Auckland, New Zealand 25 March 2018

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
5 October Final Joe Kovacs   USA 22.91 CR
5 October Final Tom Walsh   NZL 22.90 AR

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 20.70 m.[4]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[5]

Date Time Round
3 October 19:20 Qualification
5 October 20:05 Final

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 20.90 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advanced to the final.[6][7]

Rank Group Name Nationality Round Mark Notes
1 2 3
1 A Tomas Walsh   New Zealand (NZL) 21.92 21.92 Q
2 A Darlan Romani   Brazil (BRA) 21.69 21.69 Q
3 B Ryan Crouser   United States (USA) 21.67 21.67 Q
4 A Armin Sinančević   Serbia (SRB) 20.48 21.51 21.51 Q, PB
5 A Darrell Hill   United States (USA) 21.25 21.25 Q
6 A Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland (POL) 21.16 21.16 Q
7 B Jacko Gill   New Zealand (NZL) 21.12 21.12 Q
8 A Tomáš Staněk   Czech Republic (CZE) 20.43 20.73 21.02 21.02 Q
9 B Filip Mihaljević   Croatia (CRO) 21.00 21.00 Q
10 A Tim Nedow   Canada (CAN) 20.51 20.53 20.94 20.94 Q
11 A Chukwuebuka Enekwechi   Nigeria (NGR) 20.12 20.94 20.94 Q
12 B Joe Kovacs   United States (USA) 20.92 20.92 Q
13 A Leonardo Fabbri   Italy (ITA) x 20.75 x 20.75
14 B Mostafa Amr Hassan   Egypt (EGY) 20.23 20.55 x 20.55
15 A Jakub Szyszkowski   Poland (POL) 20.55 x 19.85 20.55
16 B Michał Haratyk   Poland (POL) 20.44 20.52 20.11 20.52
17 B Andrei Gag   Romania (ROM) 20.50 18.91 x 20.50
18 B Tejinder Pal Singh Toor   India (IND) 20.43 x 19.55 20.43 SB
19 B Wictor Petersson   Sweden (SWE) 20.31 x x 20.31
20 B Mesud Pezer   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 20.17 x 19.55 20.17
21 A Eldred Henry   British Virgin Islands (IVB) 19.31 x 20.13 20.13
22 A O'Dayne Richards   Jamaica (JAM) 19.75 19.02 20.07 20.07
23 B Denzel Comenentia   Netherlands (NED) x 20.03 19.64 20.03
24 B Orazio Cremona   South Africa (RSA) x x 19.98 19.98
25 A Mohamed Magdi Hamza   Egypt (EGY) x 19.91 x 19.91
26 B Bob Bertemes   Luxembourg (LUX) x 19.40 19.89 19.89
27 B Asmir Kolašinac   Serbia (SRB) 19.78 x 19.86 19.86
28 A Maksim Afonin   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 19.76 19.55 19.82 19.82
29 B Franck Elemba   Congo (CGO) 19.43 19.76 19.59 19.76 SB
30 A Ivan Ivanov   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 19.57 19.73 x 19.73
31 B Aleksandr Lesnoy   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 19.43 19.62 x 19.62
32 B Francisco Belo   Portugal (POR) 18.99 x 19.52 19.52
33 A Kemal Mešić   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 19.49 19.19 19.44 19.49
34 B Uziel Muñoz   Mexico (MEX) x x 19.06 19.06
A Kristo Galeta   Estonia (EST) DNS

FinalEdit

The final was started on 5 October at 20:05.[8]

Rank Name Nationality Round Mark Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6
  Joe Kovacs   United States (USA) 20.90 21.63 21.24 21.95 21.94 22.91 22.91 CR
  Ryan Crouser   United States (USA) 22.36 x 22.36 22.71 x 22.90 22.90 PB
  Tomas Walsh   New Zealand (NZL) 22.90 x x x 22.56 x 22.90 AR
4 Darlan Romani   Brazil (BRA) 21.61 22.53 22.03 22.13 x x 22.53
5 Darrell Hill   United States (USA) 20.58 21.38 21.65 x 21.23 x 21.65
6 Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland (POL) 20.73 21.46 x 20.36 x x 21.46
7 Jacko Gill   New Zealand (NZL) 21.41 21.27 20.74 x 21.01 21.45 21.45
8 Chukwuebuka Enekwechi   Nigeria (NGR) 21.18 x 20.90 20.98 20.59 21.01 21.18
9 Tim Nedow   Canada (CAN) x 20.50 20.85 20.85
10 Tomáš Staněk   Czech Republic (CZE) 20.61 20.79 20.46 20.79
11 Filip Mihaljević   Croatia (CRO) 20.33 20.38 20.48 20.48
Armin Sinančević   Serbia (SRB) x x x NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shot Put Men − Qualification − Start List" (PDF). IAAF. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/10/05/joe-kovacs-world-championships-shot-put/
  3. ^ "Triple Jump Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Shot Put Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  6. ^ Qualification results
  7. ^ Qualification summary
  8. ^ Final results