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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

The men's shot put competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 18 August.[1]

Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Left to right: Walsh, Kovacs, Crouser
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date18 August 2016
Competitors34 from 24 nations
Winning distance22.52 m OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ryan Crouser  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joe Kovacs  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tomas Walsh  New Zealand
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SummaryEdit

In the final, the surprise find of the season Ryan Crouser set the tone with a 21.15 m on the first throw of the competition. Two throwers later, O'Dayne Richards also set his tone with a big first throw, but his foot went over the toe board. Two time defending champion Tomasz Majewski and his Polish teammate, two time world junior champion Konrad Bukowiecki also had foul trouble. Bukowiecki never got a legal throw in. On the fourth throw of the competition, the home crowd got a thrill as Darlan Romani threw the Brazilian National Record 21.02 m, beating the mark he set earlier in the morning. Two more throws later, Franck Elemba threw 21.20 m to take the lead and set the new national record for the Congo. On the tenth throw, the 2016 world leader Joe Kovacs threw 21.78 m to take over the lead at the end of the first round. Starting the second round, Crouser tossed 22.22 m, to not only take the lead but to become tied for the number 17 thrower in history. Near the end of the round, Tomas Walsh threw 21.20 m, to equal Elemba's distance, but with his second throw of 21.00 Elemba held the tiebreaker for bronze position. For his third round throw, Crouser improved his best to 22.26 m, to advance to become the number 14 thrower in history. After dropping off four competitors and changing the throwing order, Walsh moved into the bronze medal position with a 21.36 m in the fifth round. Then Crouser put the exclamation point on his night's work with a 22.52 m (73 ft 10 12 in), beating Ulf Timmermann's Olympic Record from 1988; the days of East German doping dominance. It moved him into a tie for the number 10 thrower in history. Since 2004, only Kovacs has thrown farther.

The medals were presented by Issa Hayatou, IOC member,   Cameroon and Karim Ibrahim, Council Member of the IAAF.

Competition formatEdit

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 18 August 2016 9:55
20:30
Qualification
Final

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Los Angeles, California, United States 20 May 1990
Olympic record   Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988
2016 World leading   Joe Kovacs (USA) 22.13 m Eugene, Oregon, United States 22 May 2016

The following record was established during the competition:

Date Event Nationality Athlete Distance Record
18 August Final   United States Ryan Crouser 22.52 m Olympic record

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
Brazil   Darlan Romani (BRA) Qualifying 20.94 m
Congo   Franck Elemba (CGO) Final 21.20 m
Brazil   Darlan Romani (BRA) Final 21.02 m

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification rule: qualification standard 20.65m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Ryan Crouser   United States 21.59 21.59 Q
2 B Tomas Walsh   New Zealand 21.03 21.03 Q
3 B Darlan Romani   Brazil 20.94 20.94 Q, NR
4 A Jacko Gill   New Zealand 20.19 19.80 20.80 20.80 Q
5 A Joe Kovacs   United States 19.59 20.73 20.73 Q
6 B Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland x 20.71 20.71 Q
7 A Tomasz Majewski   Poland 19.87 20.56 20.15 20.56 q
8 A Stipe Žunić   Croatia 20.52 20.47 20.32 20.52 q
9 B Damien Birkinhead   Australia 20.32 20.41 20.50 20.50 q
10 B David Storl   Germany 20.47 x 20.30 20.47 q
11 A Franck Elemba   Republic of the Congo 19.94 19.94 20.45 20.45 q
12 B O'Dayne Richards   Jamaica 19.38 20.40 x 20.40 q
13 A Andrei Gag   Romania x x 20.40 20.40
14 A Borja Vivas   Spain 19.62 20.25 20.21 20.25
15 B Asmir Kolašinac   Serbia 19.86 x 20.16 20.16
16 A Tim Nedow   Canada x 20.00 19.72 20.00
17 B Carlos Tobalina   Spain 19.98 19.81 x 19.98
18 B Michał Haratyk   Poland 19.36 x 19.97 19.97
19 A Germán Lauro   Argentina 19.89 19.56 19.61 19.89
20 A Tomáš Staněk   Czech Republic 19.76 x 19.64 19.76
21 B Filip Mihaljević   Croatia 19.18 19.69 19.52 19.69
22 A Tobias Dahm   Germany 19.62 19.59 19.34 19.62
23 A Darrell Hill   United States 18.99 19.56 19.50 19.56
24 B Mesud Pezer   Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.06 19.29 19.55 19.55
25 B Georgi Ivanov   Bulgaria 19.08 19.49 x 19.49
26 A Hamza Alić   Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.48 x x 19.48
27 A Nicholas Scarvelis   Greece 19.07 x 19.37 19.37
28 A Stephen Mozia   Nigeria x x 18.98 18.98
29 B Tsanko Arnaudov   Portugal x 18.88 x 18.88
30 A Kemal Mešić   Bosnia and Herzegovina 18.84 x 18.78 18.78
31 B Benik Abrahamyan   Georgia 18.08 18.72 18.35 18.72
32 B Ivan Emilianov   Moldova x x 17.83 17.83
33 A Ivan Ivanov   Kazakhstan x 17.38 x 17.38
34 B Eldred Henry   British Virgin Islands 17.07 x 17.07 17.07

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Ryan Crouser   United States 21.15 22.22 22.26 21.93 22.52 21.74 22.52 OR
  Joe Kovacs   United States 21.78 x 21.52 x x 21.35 21.78
  Tomas Walsh   New Zealand 20.54 21.20 x 20.75 21.36 21.25 21.36
4 Franck Elemba   Republic of the Congo 21.20 21.00 20.69 20.76 20.11 x 21.20 NR
5 Darlan Romani   Brazil 21.02 20.60 20.26 x 20.61 x 21.02 NR
6 Tomasz Majewski   Poland x x 20.72 x x 20.52 20.72
7 David Storl   Germany x 20.48 20.64 x 20.46 20.60 20.64
8 O'Dayne Richards   Jamaica x 20.64 20.34 x x x 20.64
9 Jacko Gill   New Zealand 20.15 20.50 20.26 Did not advance 20.50
10 Damien Birkinhead   Australia 20.45 x 20.02 Did not advance 20.45
11 Stipe Žunić   Croatia 19.93 20.04 19.92 Did not advance 20.04
Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland x x x Did not advance NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Men's Shot Put – Standings Archived 2016-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com