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Men's Shot Put

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 22, 2000

Gold: FIN Arsi Harju
Silver: USA Adam Nelson
Bronze: USA John Godina


The 1995 and 1997 World Champion, [John Godina] did not make the US Olympic team. But [C. J. Hunter], the 1999 World Champion, who did, was disqualified after arriving in Sydney, the victim of failing four doping tests earlier in the summer. Godina was a favorite but earned only a bronze medal, trailing his teammate, [Adam Nelson]. The big surprise was the gold medalist, Finland’s [Arsi Harju], whose best year-end world ranking had been 8th in 1999. He won with his second round throw of 21.29 (69-10¼). The three medalists were the same as at the 2001 World Championships, with Godina winning his third title, Nelson again in second, and Harju that time placing third.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Arsi Harju 26 Finland FIN Gold
2 Adam Nelson 25 United States USA Silver
3 John Godina 28 United States USA Bronze
4 Andy Bloom 27 United States USA
5 Yuriy Bilonoh 26 Ukraine UKR
6 Manuel Martínez 25 Spain ESP
7 Janus Robberts 21 South Africa RSA
8 Oliver-Sven Buder 34 Germany GER
9 Andrey Mikhnevich 24 Belarus BLR
10 Miroslav Menc 29 Czech Republic CZE
11 Milan Haborák 27 Slovakia SVK
12 Timo Aaltonen 31 Finland FIN
13 QR Brad Snyder 24 Canada CAN
14 QR Burger Lambrechts 27 South Africa RSA
15 QR Ville Tiisanoja 24 Finland FIN
16 QR Dragan Perić 36 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
17 QR Joachim Olsen 23 Denmark DEN
18 QR Pavel Chumachenko 29 Russia RUS
19 QR Paolo Dal Soglio 30 Italy ITA
20 QR Roman Virastiuk 32 Ukraine UKR
21 QR Chima Ugwu 27 Nigeria NGR
22 QR Karel Potgieter 24 South Africa RSA
23 QR Mikuláš Konopka 21 Slovakia SVK
24 QR Stevimir Ercegovac 26 Croatia CRO
25 QR Szilárd Kiss 24 Hungary HUN
26 QR Michael Mertens 34 Germany GER
27 QR Bahadur Singh 27 India IND
28 QR Saulius Kleiza 36 Lithuania LTU
29 QR Justin Anlezark 23 Australia AUS
30 QR Gheorghe Gușet 32 Romania ROU
31 QR Mark Proctor 37 Great Britain GBR
32 QR Shakti Singh 38 India IND
33 QR Alexis Paumier 25 Cuba CUB
34 QR Bilal Saad Mubarak 27 Qatar QAT
35 QR Vaios Tingas 21 Greece GRE
36 QR Ion Emilianov 23 Moldova MDA
37 QR Sergey Rubtsov 35 Kazakhstan KAZ