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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Shot Put

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 18, 2016
Date Finished: August 18, 2016

Gold: USA Ryan Crouser
Silver: USA Joe Kovacs
Bronze: NZL Tom Walsh

Summary

American [Joe Kovacs] was the 2015 World Champion, but Germany’s [David Storl] had been the most consistent putter over the last few years. Kovacs had finished second at the US Trials to [Ryan Crouser], who had set a personal best to win that event. In Rio, Crouser led the qualifying by almost 60 centimetres, establishing himself as the favorite for the final. He opened the final with 21.15 as the first thrower, but was surpassed, first by Congolese [Franck Elemba], with 21.20, and then Kovacs with 21.78. In round two Crouser threw a PR 22.22, which was the world leading mark for the year, and that would win the gold medal for him. Kovacs and Elemba never improved on their opening marks. New Zealander [Tom Walsh] threw 21.36 in round five to win bronze, pushing Elemba off the podium. Crouser improved in round three with another PR of 22.26, and then in round five bettered that with an Olympic record 22.52, as he dominated the competition. Storl was never a factor, barely making the final round, and placing seventh.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ryan Crouser 23 United States USA Gold
2 Joe Kovacs 27 United States USA Silver
3 Tom Walsh 24 New Zealand NZL Bronze
4 Franck Elemba 26 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
5 Darlan Romani 25 Brazil BRA
6 Tomasz Majewski 34 Poland POL
7 David Storl 26 Germany GER
8 O'Dayne Richards 27 Jamaica JAM
9 Jacko Gill 21 New Zealand NZL
10 Damien Birkinhead 23 Australia AUS
11 Stipe Žunić 25 Croatia CRO
AC r2/2 Konrad Bukowiecki 19 Poland POL
13 r1/2 Andrei Gag 25 Romania ROU
14 r1/2 Borja Vivas 32 Spain ESP
15 r1/2 Asmir Kolašinac 31 Serbia SRB
16 r1/2 Tim Nedow 25 Canada CAN
17 r1/2 Carlos Tobalina 31 Spain ESP
18 r1/2 Michał Haratyk 24 Poland POL
19 r1/2 Germán Lauro 32 Argentina ARG
20 r1/2 Tomáš Staněk 25 Czech Republic CZE
21 r1/2 Filip Mihaljević 22 Croatia CRO
22 r1/2 Tobias Dahm 29 Germany GER
23 r1/2 Darrell Hill 22 United States USA
24 r1/2 Mesud Pezer 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
25 r1/2 Georgi Ivanov 31 Bulgaria BUL
26 r1/2 Hamza Alić 37 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
27 r1/2 Nikolas Skarvelis 23 Greece GRE
28 r1/2 Stephen Mozia 22 Nigeria NGR
29 r1/2 Tsanko Arnaudov 24 Portugal POR
30 r1/2 Kemal Mešić 30 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
31 r1/2 Benik Abramyan 31 Georgia GEO
32 r1/2 Ion Emilianov 39 Moldova MDA
33 r1/2 Ivan Ivanov 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
34 r1/2 Eldred Henry 21 British Virgin Islands IVB