2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's shot put
|Men's shot put |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||3 October (qualification)|
5 October (final)
|Competitors||34 from 25 nations|
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 1⁄2 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 3⁄4 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 1⁄2 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. 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.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|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:
|5 October||Final||Joe Kovacs||USA||22.91||CR|
|5 October||Final||Tom Walsh||NZL||22.90||AR|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 20.70 m.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
|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|
The final was started on 5 October at 20:05.
|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|
- "Shot Put Men − Qualification − Start List" (PDF). IAAF. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
- "Triple Jump Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "Shot Put Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- Qualification results
- Qualification summary
- Final results