Men’s Shot Put Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 20.50m (67’3”)
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Qualifying Round: July 1st 11:00am PST (20.50m automatically advances to finals)
Finals: July 1st 5:40pm PST
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One of the hardest teams to make in the World is the U.S. men’s shot put Olympic team. Thirteen men have the Olympic Standard and eight of them are ranked within the top 20 in the World!

Favored to Win

Major stand out is Joe Kovacs who leads the World this year, and the Diamond League race in the men’s shot put (22.13m). While he seems to be the clear favorite he will still have to place in the top three at the Olympic Trials to secure his spot on the Olympic team.

Men’s shot put will be a tough team to make. The top three men WITH the Olympic Standard at the Olympic Trials will make the Olympic team.

Who to watch

Young guys like Ryan Crouser (21.85m) and Darrell Hill (21.16m) have been throwing well this season, but can they beat their older competition like Jordan Clarke (21.11m), Ryan Whiting (21.06m), and Reese Hoffa (20.83m)? This will definitely be one of the best competitions in the field at the Olympic Trials!

Joe Kovacs

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
22.56 22.13 22.01

Oslo DL

22.13

Prefontaine

20.82

Shanghai GP

Ryan Crouser

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
21.85 21.85 21.85

Chula Vista

20.27

Prefontaine

21.28

NCAA Indoors

Kurt Roberts

Did not advance to finals
PB SB Last 3 Competitions
21.47 21.40 20.13

Prefontaine

21.40

Shanghai GP

20.65

Kansas Relays

Darrell Hill

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
21.16 21.16 21.16

Chula Vista

20.23

IronWood Classic

20.94

Tucson

Jordan Clarke

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
21.49 21.11 20.22

Chula Vista

20.29

IronWood Classic

20.31

Prefontaine

Ryan Whiting

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
22.28 21.06 21.06

Chula Vista

20.32

Ironwood Classic

19.63

Prefontaine

Reese Hoffa

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
22.43 20.83 20.58

Prefontaine

20.83

Tucson

20.07

Georgia Invite

Jon Jones

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
20.92 20.82 20.31

Tucson

19.68

Tucson

20.05

Kansas Relays

Adam Nelson

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
22.51 20.82 20.82

???

20.48

Athens, GA

18.47

2012 Olympic Trials

Garrett Appier

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
20.79 20.79 20.37

NCAA Champs

19.74

Sam Williams Twilight

20.61

MSSU Last Chance

Jacob Thormaehlen

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
20.51 20.51 19.76

Tucson

19.43

Tucson

20.51

Bobcat Classic

Bobby Grace

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
20.51 20.18 19.87

Chula Vista

20.08

Tucson

19.56

Tucson

Cory Martin

Did not advance to finals

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
22.10 18.96 18.96

Kansas Relays

20.09

Usti Nad Labem

20.43

Madrid

Note: Last 3 competitions found on All-Athletics.com

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