| Athletics |
|Men||Ryan Crouser 23.37 m (76 ft 8 in) (2021)|
|Women||Natalya Lisovskaya 22.63 m (74 ft 2+3⁄4 in) (1987)|
|Men||Ryan Crouser 22.52 m (73 ft 10+1⁄2 in) (2016)|
|Women||Ilona Slupianek 22.41 m (73 ft 6+1⁄4 in) (1980)|
The shot put is a track and field event involving "putting" (pushing rather than throwing)a heavy spherical ball—the shot—as far as possible. The shot put competition for men has been a part of the modern Olympics since their revival in 1896, and women's competition began in 1948.
Homer mentions competitions of rock throwing by soldiers during the Siege of Troy but there is no record of any dead weights being thrown in Greek competitions. The first evidence for stone- or weight-throwing events were in the Scottish Highlands, and date back to approximately the first century.In the 16th century King Henry VIII was noted for his prowess in court competitions of weight and hammer throwing.
The first events resembling the modern shot put likely occurred in the Middle Ages when soldiers held competitions in which they hurled cannonballs. Shot put competitions were first recorded in early 19th century Scotland, and were a part of the British Amateur Championships beginning in 1866.
Competitors take their throw from inside a marked circle 2.135 m (7 ft) in diameter, with what’s known as a “toe board” about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) high at the front of the circle. The distance thrown is measured from the inside of the circumference of the circle to the nearest mark made on the ground by the falling shot, with distances rounded down to the nearest centimetre under IAAF and WMA rules.
The following rules (indoor and outdoor) must be adhered to for a legal throw:
Foul throws occur when an athlete:
At any time if the shot loses contact with the neck then it is technically an illegal put.
The following are either obsolete or non-existent, but commonly believed rules within professional competition:
Shot put competitions have been held at the modern Summer Olympic Games since their inception in 1896, and it is also included as an event in the World Athletics Championships.
Each of these competitions in the modern era have a set number of rounds of throws. Typically there are three qualification rounds to determine qualification for the final. There are then three preliminary rounds in the final with the top eight competitors receiving a further three throws. Each competitor in the final is credited with their longest throw, regardless of whether it was achieved in the preliminary or final three rounds. The competitor with the longest legal put is declared the winner.
In open competitions the men's shot weighs 7.26 kilograms (16.0 lb), and the women's shot weighs 4 kilograms (8.8 lb). Junior, school, and masters competitions often use different weights of shots, typically below the weights of those used in open competitions; the individual rules for each competition should be consulted in order to determine the correct weights to be used.
Two putting styles are in current general use by shot put competitors: the glide and the spin. With all putting styles, the goal is to release the shot with maximum forward velocity at an angle of approximately forty-five degrees.
The origin of this technique glide dates to 1951, when Parry O'Brien from the United States invented a technique that involved the putter facing backwards, rotating 180 degrees across the circle, and then tossing the shot. Unlike spin this technique is a linear movement.
With this technique, a right-hand thrower would begin facing the rear of the circle. They would typically adopt a specific type of crouch, involving their bent right leg, in order to begin the throw from a more beneficial posture whilst also isometrically preloading their muscles. The positioning of their bodyweight over their bent leg, which pushes upwards with equal force, generates a preparatory isometric press. The force generated by this press will be channelled into the subsequent throw making it more powerful. To initiate the throw they kick to the front with the left leg, while pushing off forcefully with the right. As the thrower crosses the circle, the hips twist toward the front, the left arm is swung out then pulled back tight, followed by the shoulders, and they then strike in a putting motion with their right arm. The key is to move quickly across the circle with as little air under the feet as possible, hence the name 'glide'.
Also known as rotational technique. 22.00 m (72.18 ft) with his spin style, and was the first shot putter to cross the 22-meter mark.It was first practiced in Europe in the 1950s but did not receive much attention until the 1970s. In 1972 Aleksandr Baryshnikov set his first USSR record using a new putting style, the spin ("круговой мах" in Russian), invented by his coach Viktor Alexeyev. The spin involves rotating like a discus thrower and using rotational momentum for power. In 1976 Baryshnikov went on to set a world record of
With this technique, a right-hand thrower faces the rear, and begins to spin on the ball of the left foot. The thrower comes around and faces the front of the circle and drives the right foot into the center of the circle. Finally, the thrower reaches for the front of the circle with the left foot, twisting the hips and shoulders like in the glide, and puts the shot.
When the athlete executes the spin, the upper body is twisted hard to the right, so the imaginary lines created by the shoulders and hips are no longer parallel. This action builds up torque, and stretches the muscles, creating an involuntary elasticity in the muscles, providing extra power and momentum. When the athlete prepares to release, the left foot is firmly planted, causing the momentum and energy generated to be conserved, pushing the shot in an upward and outward direction.
Another purpose of the spin is to build up a high rotational speed, by swinging the right leg initially, then to bring all the limbs in tightly, similar to a figure skater bringing in their arms while spinning to increase their speed. Once this fast speed is achieved the shot is released, transferring the energy into the shot put.
Until 2016, a woman has never made an Olympic final (top 8) using the spin technique. The first woman to enter a final and win a medal at the Olympics was Anita Márton.
Currently, most top male shot putters use the spin. However the glide remains popular since the technique leads to greater consistency compared to the rotational technique. Almost all throwers start by using the glide. Tomasz Majewski notes that although most athletes use the spin,he and some other top shot putters achieved success using this classic method (for example he became first to defend the Olympic title in 56 years).
The world record and the second-best all-time male results were completed with the spin technique, while the third-best all-time put of 23.06 m (75 ft 7+3⁄4 in) by Ulf Timmermann was completed with the glide technique.
The decision to glide or spin may need to be decided on an individual basis, determined by the thrower's size and power. Short throwers may benefit from the spin and taller throwers may benefit from the glide, but many throwers do not follow this guideline.
The shot is made of different kinds of materials depending on its intended use. Materials used include sand, iron, cast iron, solid steel, stainless steel, brass, and synthetic materials like polyvinyl. Some metals are more dense than others making the size of the shot vary. For example, different materials are used to make indoor and outdoor shot - because damage to surroundings must be taken into account - so the latter are smaller. There are various size and weight standards for the implement that depend on the age and gender of the competitors as well as the national customs of the governing body.
The current world record holders are:
|Outdoor||Ryan Crouser||23.37 m (76 ft 8 in)||18 June 2021||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
|Indoor||Ryan Crouser||22.82 m (74 ft 10+1⁄4 in)||24 January 2021||Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA|
|Outdoor||Natalya Lisovskaya||22.63 m (74 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||7 June 1987||Moscow, USSR|
|Indoor||Helena Fibingerová||22.50 m (73 ft 9+3⁄4 in)||19 February 1977||Jablonec, CZE|
The current records held on each continent are:
|Africa||21.97 m (72 ft 3⁄4 in)||Janus Robberts||South Africa||18.43 m (60 ft 5+1⁄2 in)||Vivian Chukwuemeka||Nigeria|
|Asia||21.13 m (69 ft 3+3⁄4 in)||Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi||Saudi Arabia||21.76 m (71 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||Meisu Li||China|
|Europe||23.06 m (75 ft 7+3⁄4 in)||Ulf Timmermann||East Germany||22.63 m (74 ft 2+3⁄4 in) WR||Natalya Lisovskaya||Soviet Union|
| North and Central|
America, and Caribbean
|23.37 m (76 ft 8 in) WR||Ryan Crouser||United States||20.96 m (68 ft 9 in) A||Belsy Laza||Cuba|
|Oceania||22.90 m (75 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||Tomas Walsh||New Zealand||21.24 m (69 ft 8 in)||Valerie Adams||New Zealand|
|South America||22.61 m (74 ft 2 in)||Darlan Romani||Brazil||19.30 m (63 ft 3+3⁄4 in) A||Elisângela Adriano||Brazil|
|1||23.37 m (76 ft 8 in)||spin||Ryan Crouser||United States||18 June 2021||Eugene|
|2||23.12 m (75 ft 10 in)||spin||Randy Barnes||United States||20 May 1990||Westwood|
|3||23.06 m (75 ft 7+3⁄4 in)||glide||Ulf Timmermann||East Germany||22 May 1988||Khania|
|4||22.91 m (75 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||glide||Alessandro Andrei||Italy||12 August 1987||Viareggio|
|spin||Joe Kovacs||United States||5 October 2019||Doha|
|6||22.90 m (75 ft 1+1⁄2 in)||spin||Tomas Walsh||New Zealand||5 October 2019||Doha|
|7||22.86 m (75 ft 0 in) A||spin||Brian Oldfield||United States||10 May 1975||El Paso|
|8||22.75 m (74 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||glide||Werner Günthör||Switzerland||23 August 1988||Bern|
|9||22.67 m (74 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||spin||Kevin Toth||United States||19 April 2003||Lawrence|
|10||22.64 m (74 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||glide||Udo Beyer||East Germany||20 August 1986||Berlin|
|11||22.61 m (74 ft 2 in)||spin||Darlan Romani||Brazil||30 June 2019||Stanford|
|12||22.54 m (73 ft 11+1⁄4 in)||spin||Christian Cantwell||United States||5 June 2004||Gresham|
|13||22.52 m (73 ft 10+1⁄2 in)||glide||John Brenner||United States||26 April 1987||Walnut|
|14||22.51 m (73 ft 10 in)||spin||Adam Nelson||United States||18 May 2002||Gresham|
|15||22.44 m (73 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||spin||Darrell Hill||United States||31 August 2017||Brussels|
|16||22.43 m (73 ft 7 in)||spin||Reese Hoffa||United States||3 August 2007||London|
|17||22.32 m (73 ft 2+1⁄2 in)||spin||Michał Haratyk||Poland||28 July 2019||Warsaw|
|3 August 2019||Władysławowo|
|18||22.28 m (73 ft 1 in)||spin||Ryan Whiting||United States||10 May 2013||Doha|
|19||22.25 m (72 ft 11+3⁄4 in)||spin||Konrad Bukowiecki||Poland||14 September 2019||Chorzów|
|20||22.24 m (72 ft 11+1⁄2 in)||glide||Sergey Smirnov||Soviet Union||21 June 1986||Tallinn|
|21||22.22 m (72 ft 10+3⁄4 in)||spin||Bob Bertemes||Luxembourg||4 August 2019||Luxembourg City|
|22||22.21 m (72 ft 10+1⁄4 in) A||spin||Dylan Armstrong||Canada||25 June 2011||Calgary|
|23||22.20 m (72 ft 10 in)||glide||David Storl||Germany||9 July 2015||Lausanne|
|spin||John Godina||United States||22 May 2005||Carson|
|25||22.17 m (72 ft 8+3⁄4 in) i||spin||Tomáš Staněk||Czech Republic||6 February 2018||Düsseldorf|
Below is a list of all other performances (excluding ancillary throws) equal or superior to 22.40 m:
|1||22.63 m (74 ft 2+3⁄4 in)||glide||Natalya Lisovskaya||Soviet Union||7 June 1987||Moscow|
|2||22.50 m (73 ft 9+3⁄4 in) i||glide||Helena Fibingerová||Czechoslovakia||19 February 1977||Jablonec nad Nisou|
|3||22.45 m (73 ft 7+3⁄4 in)||glide||Ilona Slupianek||East Germany||11 May 1980||Potsdam|
|4||22.19 m (72 ft 9+1⁄2 in)||glide||Claudia Losch||West Germany||23 August 1987||Hainfeld|
|5||21.89 m (71 ft 9+3⁄4 in)||glide||Ivanka Khristova||Bulgaria||4 July 1976||Belmeken|
|6||21.86 m (71 ft 8+1⁄2 in)||glide||Marianne Adam||East Germany||23 June 1979||Leipzig|
|7||21.76 m (71 ft 4+1⁄2 in)||glide||Li Meisu||China||23 April 1988||Shijiazhuang|
|8||21.73 m (71 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||glide||Natalya Akhrimenko||Soviet Union||21 May 1988||Leselidze|
|9||21.69 m (71 ft 1+3⁄4 in)||glide||Vita Pavlysh||Ukraine||15 August 1998||Budapest|
|10||21.66 m (71 ft 3⁄4 in)||glide||Sui Xinmei||China||9 June 1990||Beijing|
|11||21.62 m (70 ft 11 in)||glide||Verzhinia Veselinova||Bulgaria||21 August 1982||Sofia|
|12||21.60 m (70 ft 10+1⁄4 in) i||glide||Valentina Fedyushina||Soviet Union||28 December 1991||Simferopol|
|13||21.58 m (70 ft 9+1⁄2 in)||glide||Margitta Pufe||East Germany||28 May 1978||Erfurt|
|14||21.57 m (70 ft 9 in)||glide||Ines Müller||East Germany||16 May 1988||Athens|
|15||21.53 m (70 ft 7+1⁄2 in)||glide||Nunu Abashidze||Soviet Union||20 June 1984||Kyiv|
|16||21.52 m (70 ft 7 in)||glide||Huang Zhihong||China||27 June 1990||Beijing|
|17||21.46 m (70 ft 4+3⁄4 in)||glide||Larisa Peleshenko||Russia||26 August 2000||Budapest|
|18||21.45 m (70 ft 4+1⁄4 in)||glide||Nadezhda Chizhova||Soviet Union||29 September 1973||Varna|
|19||21.43 m (70 ft 3+1⁄2 in)||glide||Eva Wilms||West Germany||27 June 1977||Munich|
|20||21.42 m (70 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||glide||Svetlana Krachevskaya||Soviet Union||24 July 1980||Moscow|
|21||21.31 m (69 ft 10+3⁄4 in)||glide||Heike Hartwig||East Germany||16 May 1988||Athens|
|22||21.27 m (69 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||glide||Liane Schmuhl||East Germany||26 June 1982||Cottbus|
|23||21.24 m (69 ft 8 in)||glide||Valerie Adams||New Zealand||29 August 2011||Daegu|
|24||21.22 m (69 ft 7+1⁄4 in)||glide||Astrid Kumbernuss||Germany||5 August 1995||Gothenburg|
|25||21.21 m (69 ft 7 in)||glide||Kathrin Neimke||East Germany||5 September 1987||Rome|
Best women's throw using a spin technique is 19.87 by Anita Márton and Jillian Camarena-Williams.
Below is a list of all other performances (excluding ancillary throws) equal or superior to 22.00 m:
The following athletes had their performance (over 21.48 m) annulled due to doping offenses:
| 1896 Athens || Robert Garrett |
| Miltiadis Gouskos |
| Georgios Papasideris |
| 1900 Paris || Richard Sheldon |
| Josiah McCracken |
| Robert Garrett |
| 1904 St. Louis || Ralph Rose |
| Wesley Coe |
| Lawrence Feuerbach |
| 1908 London || Ralph Rose |
| Denis Horgan |
| John Garrels |
| 1912 Stockholm || Pat McDonald |
| Ralph Rose |
| Lawrence Whitney |
| 1920 Antwerp || Ville Pörhölä |
| Elmer Niklander |
| Harry Liversedge |
| 1924 Paris || Bud Houser |
| Glenn Hartranft |
| Ralph Hills |
| 1928 Amsterdam || John Kuck |
| Herman Brix |
| Emil Hirschfeld |
| 1932 Los Angeles || Leo Sexton |
| Harlow Rothert |
| František Douda |
| 1936 Berlin || Hans Woellke |
| Sulo Bärlund |
| Gerhard Stöck |
| 1948 London || Wilbur Thompson |
| Jim Delaney |
| Jim Fuchs |
| 1952 Helsinki || Parry O'Brien |
| Darrow Hooper |
| Jim Fuchs |
| 1956 Melbourne || Parry O'Brien |
| Bill Nieder |
| Jiří Skobla |
| 1960 Rome || Bill Nieder |
| Parry O'Brien |
| Dallas Long |
| 1964 Tokyo || Dallas Long |
| Randy Matson |
| Vilmos Varjú |
| 1968 Mexico City || Randy Matson |
| George Woods |
| Eduard Gushchin |
| 1972 Munich || Władysław Komar |
| George Woods |
| Hartmut Briesenick |
| 1976 Montreal || Udo Beyer |
| Yevgeniy Mironov |
| Aleksandr Baryshnikov |
| 1980 Moscow || Vladimir Kiselyov |
| Aleksandr Baryshnikov |
| Udo Beyer |
| 1984 Los Angeles || Alessandro Andrei |
| Mike Carter |
| Dave Laut |
| 1988 Seoul || Ulf Timmermann |
| Randy Barnes |
| Werner Günthör |
| 1992 Barcelona || Mike Stulce |
| Jim Doehring |
| Vyacheslav Lykho |
| 1996 Atlanta || Randy Barnes |
| John Godina |
| Oleksandr Bagach |
| 2000 Sydney || Arsi Harju |
| Adam Nelson |
| John Godina |
| 2004 Athens || Adam Nelson |
| Joachim Olsen |
| Manuel Martínez |
| 2008 Beijing || Tomasz Majewski |
| Christian Cantwell |
| Dylan Armstrong |
| 2012 London || Tomasz Majewski |
| David Storl |
| Reese Hoffa |
| 2016 Rio de Janeiro || Ryan Crouser |
| Joe Kovacs |
| Tomas Walsh |
| 1948 London || Micheline Ostermeyer |
| Amelia Piccinini |
| Ina Schäffer |
| 1952 Helsinki || Galina Zybina |
| Marianne Werner |
| Klavdiya Tochenova |
| 1956 Melbourne || Tamara Tyshkevich |
| Galina Zybina |
| Marianne Werner |
United Team of Germany
| 1960 Rome || Tamara Press |
| Johanna Lüttge |
United Team of Germany
| Earlene Brown |
| 1964 Tokyo || Tamara Press |
| Renate Culmberger |
United Team of Germany
| Galina Zybina |
| 1968 Mexico City || Margitta Gummel |
| Marita Lange |
| Nadezhda Chizhova |
| 1972 Munich || Nadezhda Chizhova |
| Margitta Gummel |
| Ivanka Khristova |
| 1976 Montreal || Ivanka Khristova |
| Nadezhda Chizhova |
| Helena Fibingerová |
| 1980 Moscow || Ilona Slupianek |
| Svetlana Krachevskaya |
| Margitta Pufe |
| 1984 Los Angeles || Claudia Losch |
| Mihaela Loghin |
| Gael Martin |
| 1988 Seoul || Natalya Lisovskaya |
| Kathrin Neimke |
| Li Meisu |
| 1992 Barcelona || Svetlana Krivelyova |
| Huang Zhihong |
| Kathrin Neimke |
| 1996 Atlanta || Astrid Kumbernuss |
| Sui Xinmei |
| Irina Khudoroshkina |
| 2000 Sydney || Yanina Karolchik |
| Larisa Peleshenko |
| Astrid Kumbernuss |
| 2004 Athens || Yumileidi Cumbá |
| Nadine Kleinert |
| 2008 Beijing || Valerie Vili |
| Misleydis González |
| Gong Lijiao |
| 2012 London || Valerie Adams |
| Gong Lijiao |
| Li Ling |
| 2016 Rio de Janeiro || Michelle Carter |
| Valerie Adams |
| Anita Márton |
| 1983 Helsinki ||Edward Sarul (POL)||Ulf Timmermann (GDR)||Remigius Machura (TCH)|
| 1987 Rome ||Werner Günthör (SUI)||Alessandro Andrei (ITA)||John Brenner (USA)|
| 1991 Tokyo ||Werner Günthör (SUI)||Lars Arvid Nilsen (NOR)||Aleksandr Klimenko (URS)|
| 1993 Stuttgart ||Werner Günthör (SUI)||Randy Barnes (USA)||Oleksandr Bagach (UKR)|
| 1995 Gothenburg ||John Godina (USA)||Mika Halvari (FIN)||Randy Barnes (USA)|
| 1997 Athens ||John Godina (USA)||Oliver-Sven Buder (GER)||C. J. Hunter (USA)|
| 1999 Seville ||C. J. Hunter (USA)||Oliver-Sven Buder (GER)||Oleksandr Bagach (UKR)|
| 2001 Edmonton ||John Godina (USA)||Adam Nelson (USA)||Arsi Harju (FIN)|
| 2003 Saint-Denis ||Andrei Mikhnevich (BLR)||Adam Nelson (USA)||Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR)|
| 2005 Helsinki ||Adam Nelson (USA)||Rutger Smith (NED)||Ralf Bartels (GER)|
| 2007 Osaka ||Reese Hoffa (USA)||Adam Nelson (USA)||Rutger Smith (NED)|
| 2009 Berlin ||Christian Cantwell (USA)||Tomasz Majewski (POL)||Ralf Bartels (GER)|
| 2011 Daegu ||David Storl (GER)||Dylan Armstrong (CAN)||Christian Cantwell (USA)|
| 2013 Moscow ||David Storl (GER)||Ryan Whiting (USA)||Dylan Armstrong (CAN)|
| 2015 Beijing ||Joe Kovacs (USA)||David Storl (GER)||O'Dayne Richards (JAM)|
| 2017 London ||Tom Walsh (NZL)||Joe Kovacs (USA)||Stipe Žunić (CRO)|
| 2019 Doha ||Joe Kovacs (USA)||Ryan Crouser (USA)||Tom Walsh (NZL)|
| 1983 Helsinki ||Helena Fibingerová (TCH)||Helma Knorscheidt (GDR)||Ilona Schoknecht-Slupianek (GDR)|
| 1987 Rome ||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)||Kathrin Neimke (GDR)||Ines Müller (GDR)|
| 1991 Tokyo ||Huang Zhihong (CHN)||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)||Svetlana Krivelyova (URS)|
| 1993 Stuttgart ||Huang Zhihong (CHN)||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)||Kathrin Neimke (GER)|
| 1995 Gothenburg ||Astrid Kumbernuss (GER)||Huang Zhihong (CHN)||Svetla Mitkova (BUL)|
| 1997 Athens ||Astrid Kumbernuss (GER)||Vita Pavlysh (UKR)||Stephanie Storp (GER)|
| 1999 Seville ||Astrid Kumbernuss (GER)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)|
| 2001 Edmonton ||Yanina Karolchik (BLR)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)||Vita Pavlysh (UKR)|
| 2003 Saint-Denis ||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||Vita Pavlysh (UKR)|
| 2005 Helsinki ||Olga Ryabinkina (RUS)||Valerie Vili (NZL)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)|
| 2007 Osaka ||Valerie Vili (NZL)||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)|
| 2009 Berlin ||Valerie Vili (NZL)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)||Gong Lijiao (CHN)|
| 2011 Daegu ||Valerie Adams (NZL)||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||Jillian Camarena-Williams (USA)|
| 2013 Moscow ||Valerie Adams (NZL)||Christina Schwanitz (GER)||Gong Lijiao (CHN)|
| 2015 Beijing ||Christina Schwanitz (GER)||Gong Lijiao (CHN)||Michelle Carter (USA)|
| 2017 London ||Gong Lijiao (CHN)||Anita Márton (HUN)||Michelle Carter (USA)|
| 2019 Doha ||Gong Lijiao (CHN)||Danniel Thomas-Dodd (JAM)||Christina Schwanitz (GER)|
|1985 Paris [A]||Remigius Machura (TCH)||Udo Beyer (GDR)||Jānis Bojārs (URS)|
| 1987 Indianapolis ||Ulf Timmermann (GDR)||Werner Günthör (SUI)||Sergey Smirnov (URS)|
| 1989 Budapest ||Ulf Timmermann (GDR)||Randy Barnes (USA)||Georg Andersen (NOR)|
| 1991 Seville ||Werner Günthör (SUI)||Klaus Bodenmüller (AUT)||Ron Backes (USA)|
| 1993 Toronto ||Mike Stulce (USA)||Jim Doehring (USA)||Oleksandr Bagach (UKR)|
| 1995 Barcelona ||Mika Halvari (FIN)||C. J. Hunter (USA)||Dragan Perić (FRY)|
| 1997 Paris ||Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR)||Oleksandr Bagach (UKR)||John Godina (USA)|
| 1999 Maebashi ||Oleksandr Bagach (UKR)||John Godina (USA)||Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR)|
| 2001 Lisbon ||John Godina (USA)||Adam Nelson (USA)||Manuel Martínez (ESP)|
| 2003 Birmingham ||Manuel Martínez (ESP)||John Godina (USA)||Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR)|
| 2004 Budapest ||Christian Cantwell (USA)||Reese Hoffa (USA)||Joachim Olsen (DEN)|
| 2006 Moscow ||Reese Hoffa (USA)||Joachim Olsen (DEN)||Pavel Sofin (RUS)|
| 2008 Valencia ||Christian Cantwell (USA)||Reese Hoffa (USA)||Tomasz Majewski (POL)|
| 2010 Doha ||Christian Cantwell (USA)||Ralf Bartels (GER)||Dylan Armstrong (CAN)|
| 2012 Istanbul ||Ryan Whiting (USA)||David Storl (GER)||Tomasz Majewski (POL)|
| 2014 Sopot ||Ryan Whiting (USA)||David Storl (GER)||Tomas Walsh (NZL)|
| 2016 Portland ||Tomas Walsh (NZL)||Andrei Gag (ROU)||Filip Mihaljević (CRO)|
| 2018 Birmingham ||Tomas Walsh (NZL)||David Storl (GER)||Tomáš Staněk (CZE)|
|1985 Paris [A]||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)||Ines Müller (GDR)||Nunu Abashidze (URS)|
| 1987 Indianapolis ||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)||Ilona Briesenick (GDR)||Claudia Losch (FRG)|
| 1989 Budapest ||Claudia Losch (FRG)||Huang Zhihong (CHN)||Christa Wiese (GDR)|
| 1991 Seville ||Sui Xinmei (CHN)||Huang Zhihong (CHN)||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)|
| 1993 Toronto ||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)||Stephanie Storp (GER)||Zhang Liuhong (CHN)|
| 1995 Barcelona ||Kathrin Neimke (GER)||Connie Price-Smith (USA)||Grit Hammer (GER)|
| 1997 Paris ||Vita Pavlysh (UKR)||Astrid Kumbernuss (GER)||Irina Korzhanenko (RUS)|
| 1999 Maebashi ||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)||Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska (POL)||Teri Steer-Tunks (USA)|
| 2001 Lisbon ||Larisa Peleshenko (RUS)||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)|
| 2003 Birmingham ||Irina Korzhanenko (RUS)||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||Astrid Kumbernuss (GER)|
| 2004 Budapest ||Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS)||Yumileidi Cumbá (CUB)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)|
| 2006 Moscow ||Natallia Mikhnevich (BLR)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)||Olga Ryabinkina (RUS)|
| 2008 Valencia ||Valerie Vili (NZL)||Li Meiju (CHN)||Misleydis González (CUB)|
| 2010 Doha ||Valerie Adams (NZL)||Anna Avdeyeva (RUS)||Nadine Kleinert (GER)|
| 2012 Istanbul ||Valerie Adams (NZL)||Michelle Carter (USA)||Jillian Camarena-Williams (USA)|
| 2014 Sopot ||Valerie Adams (NZL)||Christina Schwanitz (GER)||Gong Lijiao (CHN)|
| 2016 Portland ||Michelle Carter (USA)||Anita Márton (HUN)||Valerie Adams (NZL)|
| 2018 Birmingham ||Anita Márton (HUN)||Danniel Thomas-Dodd (JAM)||Gong Lijiao (CHN)|
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Track and field is a sport that includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and racewalking.
Adam McCright Nelson is an American shot putter and Olympic gold medalist. Nelson competed in three consecutive Olympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008. In addition to his gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, Nelson won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics.
Two sports have events that fall under the name of weight throw one being the track and field event and the other being the Scottish highland games events.
Michael Reese Hoffa is an American shot putter. Reese won the shot put in the 2006 World Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His personal bests stand at 22.11 m indoor and 22.43 m outdoor. In 2012, he threw over 21 meters in competition for the 100th time, putting him in rarefied air in the throwing community. Hoffa was adopted at the age of four.
Tomasz Majewski is a Polish shot putter and a double Olympic gold medalist. He is the third shot putter to successfully defend the Olympic title, first European to do so, and the first since Parry O'Brien in 1956.
Alessandro Andrei is an Italian former shot putter. He was born in Florence.
The men's shot put was an event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualifying round and the final both were held on Wednesday November 28, 1956. Fourteen shot putters from ten nations competed. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress.
David Storl is a German track and field athlete who specialises in the shot put. He was successful on the youth and junior athletics circuit, winning gold medals at the World Youth Championships and World Junior Championships. Storl won his first senior medal, a silver, at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Jackson Gill is a New Zealand track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. Gill throws with his right hand, using the spin technique. In 2010, he won gold in the shot put at the World Junior Championships at the age of 15 years, 213 days, which made him the youngest ever male gold medalist at the World Junior Championships. In 2012, he defended his title at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
The men's shot put event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, had an entry list of 23 competitors from 17 nations, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Saturday July 24, 1976. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The top twelve and ties, and all those reaching 19.40 metres advanced to the final. The qualifying round was held on Friday 23, 1976.
Tomas Walsh is a New Zealand athlete who competes mainly in the shot put. He is the current national record holder both outdoors and indoors for the event. His personal best of 22.90 m, set in Doha, 5 October 2019, is also the Oceanian record and makes him the fifth best shot putter in history, tied with Ryan Crouser who threw the same distance in the same World Championship competition.
Darlan Romani is a Brazilian track and field athlete specialising in the shot put. He finished 5th at the 2016 Olympic Games, 4th at the 2019 World Championships, and was champion of the 2019 Pan American Games.
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. Thirty-four athletes from 24 nations competed. The event was won by Ryan Crouser of the United States, the nation's first victory in the event since 2004. His teammate Joe Kovacs took silver. Tomas Walsh earned New Zealand's first medal in the men's shot put.
Joseph Mathias Kovacs is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put and has a personal record of 22.91 meters outdoors and 21.46 meters indoors. He won gold medals at the 2015 and 2019 World Championships. He won silver medals at the 2017 World Championships and the 2016 Olympics. His personal best of 22.91 metres ties him for the third best competitor in the shot put event.
Stephen Ogochukwu Mozia is a US-born Nigerian shot putter. He is a three-time African Championships Bronze medallist. He also represented his country at the 2014 and 2016 World Indoor Championships, as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Ryan Crouser is an American shot putter and discus thrower. Pending ratification, he is the World Record Holder in the Shot Put both Indoors and Outdoors. On January 24, 2021, he threw 22.82 m to set a new World Indoor Shot Put Record in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA. The previous world indoor record of 22.66 m was set by Randy Barnes in 1989. Crouser also had a 22.70 m throw in the fourth round that also broke the 32 year old world record. On June 18, 2021 at the U.S. Olympic Trials he threw 23.37 m on his fourth attempt to beat Barnes' 31 year old record record of 23.12 by almost 10 inches.
Magdalyn Ewen is an American shot putter. Maggie Ewen earned bronze medal when she threw 59.00 m in Toronto at 2018 NACAC Championships, placed fourth in the shot put at 2019 World Athletics Championships and competed in the women's hammer throw at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Ewen set collegiate outdoor records in shot put and hammer.
The men's shot put at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 3 to 5 October 2019.