| Event type

Shot Put, Men

Date31 July 1992
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants26 from 18 countries

Switzerland’s Werner Günthör was again favored, having won the 1987 and 1991 World Championships. But he was below par and placed only fourth. American Mike Stulce was dominant, having the four longest throws of the event, and winning gold with 21.70 (71-2½). He won over teammates Jim Doehring, who threw 20.96 (68-9¼) in round two for the silver. Russian Vyacheslav Lykho had his two best throws in the first two rounds, getting bronze with 20.94 (68-8½). All three medalists were returning from doping suspensions. Stulce had tested positive for testosterone in March 1990, as did Doehring in December 1990. They were both banned for two years, but Doehring’s was lifted early, allowing him to compete in Barcelona. Lykho tested positive for stimulants in 1990 and served a three-month suspension.

11768Mike StulceUSA20.18 (6)21.70 (1)Gold
21689Jim DoehringUSA20.53 (1)20.96 (2)Silver
3530Vyacheslav LykhoEUN20.24 (5)20.94 (3)Bronze
41553Werner GünthörSUI20.50 (2)20.91 (4)
5855Ulf TimmermannGER19.93 (9)20.49 (5)
671Klaus BodenmüllerAUT19.86 (10)20.48 (6)
7941Dragan PerićIOA20.24 (4)20.32 (7)
8515Oleksandr KlymenkoEUN20.16 (7)20.23 (8)
91036Luciano ZerbiniITA20.25 (3)19.88 (9)
101666Ron BackesUSA19.71 (11)19.75 (10)
11987Alessandro AndreiITA20.14 (8)19.62 (11)
121576Sören TallhemSWE19.65 (12)19.32 (12)
13 r1/2267Gert WeilCHI19.41 (13)
14 r1/2967Pétur GuðmundssonISL19.15 (14)
15 r1/2706Paul EdwardsGBR19.03 (15)
16 r1/2537Andrey NemchaninovEUN18.98 (16)
17 r1/21456Gheorghe GușetROU18.96 (17)
18 r1/21572Kent LarssonSWE18.56 (18)
19 r1/2784Udo BeyerGER18.47 (19)
20 r1/2604Antero PaljakkaFIN18.42 (20)
21 r1/21158Khaled Al-KhalidiKSA17.72 (21)
22 r1/2948Victor CostelloIRL17.15 (22)
23 r1/2961Paul QuirkeIRL17.01 (23)
24 r1/21441Bilal Saad MubarakQAT16.98 (24)
25 r1/2212Peter DajiaCAN16.81 (25)
26 r1/2171Zlatan SaračevićBIH16.38 (26)
DNS814Kalman KonyaGER– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (31 July 1992 — 10:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 19.80 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Jim DoehringUSA20.53Q
2Werner GünthörSUI20.50Q
3Luciano ZerbiniITA20.25Q
4Dragan PerićIOA20.2418.35Q
5Vyacheslav LykhoEUN20.24Q
6Mike StulceUSA20.18Q
7Oleksandr KlymenkoEUN20.16Q
8Alessandro AndreiITA20.14Q
9Ulf TimmermannGER19.93Q
10Klaus BodenmüllerAUT19.86Q
11Ron BackesUSA19.71q
12Sören TallhemSWE19.65q
13Gert WeilCHI19.41
14Pétur GuðmundssonISL19.15
15Paul EdwardsGBR19.03
16Andrey NemchaninovEUN18.98
17Gheorghe GușetROU18.96
18Kent LarssonSWE18.56
19Udo BeyerGER18.47
20Antero PaljakkaFIN18.42
21Khaled Al-KhalidiKSA17.72
22Victor CostelloIRL17.15
23Paul QuirkeIRL17.01
24Bilal Saad MubarakQAT16.98
25Peter DajiaCAN16.81
26Zlatan SaračevićBIH16.38
DNSKalman KonyaGER

Qualifying Round, Group A (31 July 1992)

11Werner GünthörSUI20.5020.50--
29Luciano ZerbiniITA20.2520.25--
312Dragan PerićIOA20.24×18.3520.24
410Vyacheslav LykhoEUN20.24×20.24-
52Mike StulceUSA20.1820.18--
67Ron BackesUSA19.7119.7119.35×
74Gert WeilCHI19.4118.5119.0419.41
86Paul EdwardsGBR19.0318.5719.0318.80
911Kent LarssonSWE18.5618.46×18.56
105Udo BeyerGER18.4718.47××
118Victor CostelloIRL17.1515.9917.15×
123Zlatan SaračevićBIH16.38×15.1216.38
DNS814Kalman KonyaGER

Qualifying Round, Group B (31 July 1992)

114Jim DoehringUSA20.5319.7720.53-
23Oleksandr KlymenkoEUN20.1619.3320.16-
34Alessandro AndreiITA20.1419.5119.5120.14
46Ulf TimmermannGER19.9319.6219.7319.93
58Klaus BodenmüllerAUT19.8619.5619.86-
61Sören TallhemSWE19.6518.4119.1819.65
712Pétur GuðmundssonISL19.1518.4618.7619.15
811Andrey NemchaninovEUN18.9818.9118.98×
97Gheorghe GușetROU18.9618.41×18.96
105Antero PaljakkaFIN18.4218.42××
112Khaled Al-KhalidiKSA17.7217.5617.7217.50
1210Paul QuirkeIRL17.0116.7117.0116.99
139Bilal Saad MubarakQAT16.9816.9116.98×
1413Peter DajiaCAN16.81××16.81

Final Round (31 July 1992 — 18:55)

19Mike StulceUSA21.7021.4921.58×21.1121.70×
27Jim DoehringUSA20.9619.8920.96×20.17×20.03
312Vyacheslav LykhoEUN20.9420.9320.9420.79×19.9920.35
48Werner GünthörSUI20.9119.7420.0120.2720.85×20.91
51Ulf TimmermannGER20.4920.1220.0319.8220.4920.1020.38
65Klaus BodenmüllerAUT20.4820.1320.1920.4820.3919.8119.92
710Dragan PerićIOA20.32×19.9019.5920.07×20.32
84Oleksandr KlymenkoEUN20.23×20.23×××20.14
911Luciano ZerbiniITA19.8819.8819.7519.54
102Ron BackesUSA19.7519.75××
116Alessandro AndreiITA19.6219.4619.5319.62
123Sören TallhemSWE19.3218.3119.32×