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Shot Put, Men

Date18 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants34 from 24 countries
Olympic Record 22.47 / Ulf Timmermann GDR / 23 September 1988

American Joe Kovacs was the 2015 World Champion, but Germany’s David Storl had been the most consistent putter over the last few years. Kovacs had finished second at the US Trials to Ryan Crouser, who had set a personal best to win that event. In Rio, Crouser led the qualifying by almost 60 centimetres, establishing himself as the favorite for the final. He opened the final with 21.15 as the first thrower, but was surpassed, first by Congolese Franck Elemba, with 21.20, and then Kovacs with 21.78. In round two Crouser threw a PR 22.22, which was the world leading mark for the year, and that would win the gold medal for him. Kovacs and Elemba never improved on their opening marks. New Zealander Tom Walsh threw 21.36 in round five to win bronze, pushing Elemba off the podium. Crouser improved in round three with another PR of 22.26, and then in round five bettered that with an Olympic record 22.52, as he dominated the competition. Storl was never a factor, barely making the final round, and placing seventh.

13062Ryan CrouserUSA21.59 (1)22.52 (1)Gold
23083Joe KovacsUSA20.73 (5)21.78 (2)Silver
32813Tom WalshNZL21.03 (2)21.36 (3)Bronze
42216Franck ElembaCGO20.45 (11)21.20 (4)
52151Darlan RomaniBRA20.94 (3)21.02 (5)
62846Tomasz MajewskiPOL20.56 (7)20.72 (6)
72518David StorlGER20.47 (10)20.64 (7)
82628O'Dayne RichardsJAM20.40 (12)20.64 (8)
92810Jacko GillNZL20.80 (4)20.50 (9)
102032Damien BirkinheadAUS20.50 (9)20.45 (10)
112266Stipe ŽunićCRO20.52 (8)20.04 (11)
AC r2/22831Konrad BukowieckiPOL20.71 (6)– (AC)
13 r1/22887Andrei GagROU20.40 (13)
14 r1/22372Borja VivasESP20.25 (14)
15 r1/22937Asmir KolašinacSRB20.16 (15)
16 r1/22206Tim NedowCAN20.00 (16)
17 r1/22369Carlos TobalinaESP19.98 (17)
18 r1/22836Michał HaratykPOL19.97 (18)
19 r1/22024Germán LauroARG19.89 (19)
20 r1/22306Tomáš StaněkCZE19.76 (20)
21 r1/22265Filip MihaljevićCRO19.69 (21)
22 r1/22491Tobias DahmGER19.62 (22)
23 r1/23074Darrell HillUSA19.56 (23)
24 r1/22106Mesud PezerBIH19.55 (24)
25 r1/22181Georgi IvanovBUL19.49 (25)
26 r1/22104Hamza AlićBIH19.48 (26)
27 r1/22535Nikolas SkarvelisGRE19.37 (27)
28 r1/22794Stephen MoziaNGR18.98 (28)
29 r1/22862Tsanko ArnaudovPOR18.88 (29)
30 r1/22105Kemal MešićBIH18.84 (30)
31 r1/22483Benik AbramyanGEO18.72 (31)
32 r1/22752Ion EmilianovMDA17.83 (32)
33 r1/22670Ivan IvanovKAZ17.38 (33)
34 r1/22606Eldred HenryIVB17.07 (34)

Qualifying Round (18 August 2016 — 9:55)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 20.65 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Ryan CrouserUSA21.59Q
2Tom WalshNZL21.03Q
3Darlan RomaniBRA20.94Q
4Jacko GillNZL20.80Q
5Joe KovacsUSA20.73Q
6Konrad BukowieckiPOL20.71Q
7Tomasz MajewskiPOL20.56q
8Stipe ŽunićCRO20.52q
9Damien BirkinheadAUS20.50q
10David StorlGER20.47q
11Franck ElembaCGO20.45q
12O'Dayne RichardsJAM20.4019.38q
13Andrei GagROU20.40
14Borja VivasESP20.25
15Asmir KolašinacSRB20.16
16Tim NedowCAN20.00
17Carlos TobalinaESP19.98
18Michał HaratykPOL19.97
19Germán LauroARG19.89
20Tomáš StaněkCZE19.76
21Filip MihaljevićCRO19.69
22Tobias DahmGER19.62
23Darrell HillUSA19.56
24Mesud PezerBIH19.55
25Georgi IvanovBUL19.49
26Hamza AlićBIH19.48
27Nikolas SkarvelisGRE19.37
28Stephen MoziaNGR18.98
29Tsanko ArnaudovPOR18.88
30Kemal MešićBIH18.84
31Benik AbramyanGEO18.72
32Ion EmilianovMDA17.83
33Ivan IvanovKAZ17.38
34Eldred HenryIVB17.07

Qualifying Round, Group A (18 August 2016 — 9:55)

12Jacko GillNZL20.8020.1919.8020.80Q
29Joe KovacsUSA20.7319.5920.73Q
37Tomasz MajewskiPOL20.5619.8720.5620.15q
410Stipe ŽunićCRO20.5220.5220.4720.32q
511Franck ElembaCGO20.4519.9419.9420.45q
63Andrei GagROU20.40××20.40
717Borja VivasESP20.2519.6220.2520.21
88Tim NedowCAN20.00×20.0019.72
95Germán LauroARG19.8919.8919.5619.61
106Tomáš StaněkCZE19.7619.76×19.64
1115Tobias DahmGER19.6219.6219.5919.34
121Darrell HillUSA19.5618.9919.5619.50
134Hamza AlićBIH19.4819.48××
1416Nikolas SkarvelisGRE19.3719.07×19.37
1513Stephen MoziaNGR18.98××18.98
1612Kemal MešićBIH18.8418.84×18.78
1714Ivan IvanovKAZ17.38×17.38×

Qualifying Round, Group B (18 August 2016)

14Ryan CrouserUSA21.5921.59Q
212Tom WalshNZL21.0321.03Q
310Darlan RomaniBRA20.9420.94Q
416Konrad BukowieckiPOL20.71×20.71Q
511Damien BirkinheadAUS20.5020.3220.4120.50q
68David StorlGER20.4720.47×20.30q
715O'Dayne RichardsJAM20.4019.3820.40×q
83Asmir KolašinacSRB20.1619.86×20.16
96Carlos TobalinaESP19.9819.9819.81×
102Michał HaratykPOL19.9719.36×19.97
119Filip MihaljevićCRO19.6919.1819.6919.52
1214Mesud PezerBIH19.5519.0619.2919.55
131Georgi IvanovBUL19.4919.0819.49×
1417Tsanko ArnaudovPOR18.88×18.88×
157Benik AbramyanGEO18.7218.0818.7218.35
165Ion EmilianovMDA17.83××17.83
1713Eldred HenryIVB17.0717.07×17.07

Final Round (18 August 2016 — 20:30)

11Ryan CrouserUSA22.5221.1522.2222.2621.9322.5221.74OR
210Joe KovacsUSA21.7821.78×21.52××21.35
311Tom WalshNZL21.3620.5421.20×20.7521.3621.25
46Franck ElembaCGO21.2021.2021.0020.6920.7620.10×
54Darlan RomaniBRA21.0221.0220.6020.26×20.61×
612Tomasz MajewskiPOL20.72××20.72××20.52
78David StorlGER20.64×20.4820.64×20.4620.60
83O'Dayne RichardsJAM20.64×20.6420.34×××
97Jacko GillNZL20.5020.1220.5020.26
105Damien BirkinheadAUS20.4520.45×20.02
112Stipe ŽunićCRO20.0419.9320.0419.92
AC9Konrad BukowieckiPOL×××NM