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Men's Shot Put

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: July 31, 1992

Gold: USA Mike Stulce
Silver: USA Jim Doehring
Bronze: EUN Vyacheslav Lykho


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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mike Stulce 23 United States USA Gold
2 Jim Doehring 30 United States USA Silver
3 Vyacheslav Lykho 25 Unified Team EUN Bronze
4 Werner Günthör 31 Switzerland SUI
5 Ulf Timmermann 29 Germany GER
6 Klaus Bodenmüller 29 Austria AUT
7 Dragan Perić 28 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
8 Oleksandr Klymenko 22 Unified Team EUN
9 Luciano Zerbini 32 Italy ITA
10 Ron Backes 29 United States USA
11 Alessandro Andrei 33 Italy ITA
12 Sören Tallhem 28 Sweden SWE
13 QR Gert Weil 32 Chile CHI
14 QR Pétur Guðmundsson 30 Iceland ISL
15 QR Paul Edwards 33 Great Britain GBR
16 QR Andriy Nemchaninov 25 Unified Team EUN
17 QR Gheorghe Gușet 24 Romania ROU
18 QR Kent Larsson 29 Sweden SWE
19 QR Udo Beyer 36 Germany GER
20 QR Antero Paljakka 22 Finland FIN
21 QR Khaled Al-Khalidi 27 Saudi Arabia KSA
22 QR Victor Costello 21 Ireland IRL
23 QR Paul Quirke 28 Ireland IRL
24 QR Bilal Saad Mubarak 19 Qatar QAT
25 QR Peter Dajia 28 Canada CAN
26 QR Zlatan Saračević 35 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH