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Shot Put, Men

Date29 July 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants22 from 14 countries
Olympic Record 15.34 / Pat McDonald USA / 10 July 1912

In May 1928 Emil Hirschfeld broke the world record set by Ralph Rose in 1909, with a mark of 15.79 (51-9¾). He competed well in Amsterdam, coming within 7 centimetres of the record, but it earned him only a bronze medal. In first place, America’s Johnny Kuck broke Hirschfeld’s record in round five with 15.87 (52-0¾). Herman Brix had put 15.75 (51-8¼) in round one to lead until that time. Brix would later change his name to Bruce Bennett and appeared in multiple movies, including several roles as Tarzan.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1544Johnny KuckUSA15.03 (3)15.87 (1)GoldWR
2501Herman BrixUSA15.75 (1)15.75 (2)SilverOR
3716Emil HirschfeldGER15.72 (2)15.72 (3)Bronze
4543Eric KrenzUSA14.99 (4)14.99 (4)
5811Armas WahlstedtFIN14.69 (=5)14.69 (5)
6744Wilhelm UeblerGER14.69 (=5)14.69 (6)
7 r1/2558Harlow RothertUSA14.68 (7)
8 r1/27József DarányiHUN14.35 (8)
9 r1/2813Paavo YrjöläFIN14.01 (9)
10 r1/2275Werner NüeschSUI13.77 (10)
11 r1/263Édouard DuhourFRA13.72 (11)
12 r1/2815Nikolai FeldmannEST13.54 (12)
13 r1/2202Johan TrandemNOR13.40 (13)
14 r1/2381František DoudaTCH13.12 (14)
15 r1/2132Dimitrios KarabatisGRE12.98 (15)
16 r1/2356Ion DavidROU12.82 (16)
17 r1/2490Rex WoodsGBR12.70 (17)
18 r1/2100Raoul PaoliFRA12.68 (18)
19 r1/2357Alexandru FritzROU12.55 (19)
20 r1/2630Auguste VosBEL12.52 (20)
21 r1/2464Robert HowlandGBR12.52 (21)
22 r1/2167Jesús AguirreMEX11.33 (22)
DNS768Martti AlarotuFIN– (DNS)
DNS144Georgios ZakharopoulosGRE– (DNS)
DNS256Yonetaro NakazawaJPN– (DNS)
DNS178Gaston MédécinMON– (DNS)
DNS284Harry HartRSA– (DNS)
DNS8Kálmán EgriHUN– (DNS)
DNS3Péter BácsalmásiHUN– (DNS)
DNS151Vilhelms RozenbergsLAT– (DNS)
DNS103Émile RettigFRA– (DNS)
DNS436António CardosoPOR– (DNS)
DNS777Kalle JärvinenFIN– (DNS)
DNS258Yoshio OkitaJPN– (DNS)
DNS20Károly HáhnHUN– (DNS)
DNS64Raymond DrecqFRA– (DNS)
DNS823Karlo AmbrozyYUG– (DNS)
DNS416Józef Baran-BilewskiPOL– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (29 July 1928)

Top six (and ties) advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Herman BrixUSA15.75Q
2Emil HirschfeldGER15.72Q
3Johnny KuckUSA15.03Q
4Eric KrenzUSA14.99Q
=5Armas WahlstedtFIN14.69Q
=5Wilhelm UeblerGER14.69Q
7Harlow RothertUSA14.68
8József DarányiHUN14.35
9Paavo YrjöläFIN14.01
10Werner NüeschSUI13.77
11Édouard DuhourFRA13.72
12Nikolai FeldmannEST13.54
13Johan TrandemNOR13.40
14František DoudaTCH13.12
15Dimitrios KarabatisGRE12.98
16Ion DavidROU12.82
17Rex WoodsGBR12.70
18Raoul PaoliFRA12.68
19Alexandru FritzROU12.55
20Auguste VosBEL12.52
21Robert HowlandGBR12.52
22Jesús AguirreMEX11.33
DNSMartti AlarotuFIN
DNSGeorgios ZakharopoulosGRE
DNSYonetaro NakazawaJPN
DNSGaston MédécinMON
DNSHarry HartRSA
DNSKálmán EgriHUN
DNSPéter BácsalmásiHUN
DNSVilhelms RozenbergsLAT
DNSÉmile RettigFRA
DNSAntónio CardosoPOR
DNSKalle JärvinenFIN
DNSYoshio OkitaJPN
DNSKároly HáhnHUN
DNSRaymond DrecqFRA
DNSKarlo AmbrozyYUG
DNSJózef Baran-BilewskiPOL

Qualifying Round, Group A (29 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Herman BrixUSA15.75
2Eric KrenzUSA14.99
=3Armas WahlstedtFIN14.69
=3Wilhelm UeblerGER14.69
5Werner NüeschSUI13.77
6Rex WoodsGBR12.70
7Raoul PaoliFRA12.68
8Alexandru FritzROU12.55
9Jesús AguirreMEX11.33
DNSMartti AlarotuFIN
DNSGeorgios ZakharopoulosGRE
DNSYonetaro NakazawaJPN
DNSGaston MédécinMON
DNSHarry HartRSA
DNSKálmán EgriHUN
DNSPéter BácsalmásiHUN
DNSVilhelms RozenbergsLAT
DNSÉmile RettigFRA
DNSAntónio CardosoPOR

Qualifying Round, Group B (29 July 1928)

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Emil HirschfeldGER15.72
2Johnny KuckUSA15.03
3Harlow RothertUSA14.68
4József DarányiHUN14.35
5Paavo YrjöläFIN14.01
6Édouard DuhourFRA13.72
7Nikolai FeldmannEST13.54
8Johan TrandemNOR13.40
9František DoudaTCH13.12
10Dimitrios KarabatisGRE12.98
11Ion DavidROU12.82
=12Auguste VosBEL12.52
=12Robert HowlandGBR12.52
DNSKalle JärvinenFIN
DNSYoshio OkitaJPN
DNSKároly HáhnHUN
DNSRaymond DrecqFRA
DNSKarlo AmbrozyYUG
DNSJózef Baran-BilewskiPOL

Final Round (29 July 1928 — 14:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6Throw-Off
1544Johnny KuckUSA15.8715.00est14.80est15.4315.10est15.8715.20estWR
2501Herman BrixUSA15.7515.7515.30est15.30est15.40est15.20est15.50estOR
3716Emil HirschfeldGER15.7215.7214.9815.5215.6314.7815.01
4543Eric KrenzUSA14.9913.8014.99
5811Armas WahlstedtFIN14.6914.6914.40est13.90est14.00est14.00est13.90est13.921
6744Wilhelm UeblerGER14.6914.6914.6414.6614.0513.9114.5813.822