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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: Qualifying round (20.40 or top 12 to final) (Aug 29)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
Alessandro Andrei, who had just raised the world record to 22.91, was under great pressure to win gold for Italy on what was the opening day of the championships. The Italian policeman set a championship record in the qualifying round, but this was broken in the first round of the final when European Champion Günthör put 21.63. Andrei, throwing next, managed 21.12 to hold fourth place. Brenner took over in round 2 with the longest put ever in an Olympic or World Championship, 21.75. In the third, Andrei improved to 21.17, but had slipped to fifth. Günthör regained the lead with a massive 22.12 in round 4. Andrei then also reached 22m, but his put was a clear foul. The Italian recovered to take second place with 21.88 in the fifth. As Günthör prepared for his final throw he was loudly whistled by the crowd, keen to show their support for Andrei. The giant Swiss responded with another improvement – 22.23. Remigius Machura found 21.39 – same as the winning distance in Helsinki – insufficient for a medal. Günthör’s medal was later stolen from his Rome hotel room, but he was issued with a replacement by the IAAF.
 These are the official results of the men's shot put event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 21 participating athletes, with the final held on 29 August 1987.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 22.91 m August 12, 1987 Italy Viareggio, Italy
Event Record  Edward Sarul (POL) 21.39 m August 7, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 21.57 m August 29, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
 Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.63 m
 John Brenner (USA) 21.75 m
 Werner Günthör (SUI) 22.12 m
 Werner Günthör (SUI) 22.23 m
 
 
  Shot Put 29 August
  Final
1 Werner Günthör SUI 1 Jun 61 22.23
2 Alessandro Andrei ITA 3 Jan 59 21.88
3 John Brenner USA 4 Jan 61 21.75
4 Remigius Machura TCH 3 Jul 60 21.39
5 Ulf Timmermann GDR 1 Nov 62 21.35
6 Udo Beyer GDR 9 Aug 55 21.13
7 Klaus Bodenmüller AUT 6 Sep 62 20.41
8 Sergey Gavryushin URS 27 Jun 59 20.15
9 Vyacheslav Lykho URS 16 Jan 67 19.98
10 Gert Weil CHI 3 Jan 60 19.71
11 Karsten Stolz FRG 23 Jul 64 19.22
12 Helmut Krieger POL 17 Jul 58 19.15
Final Dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Werner Gunthor SUI 22.23m 21.63 21.19 20.88 22.12 20.67 22.23
2 Alessandro Andrei ITA 21.88m 21.12 X 21.17 X 21.88 21.76
3 John Brenner USA 21.75m X 21.75 21.14 X 19.91 21.18
4 Remigius Machura TCH 21.39m 21.15 X 21.39 X X 21.25
5 Ulf Timmermann GDR 21.35m 20.80 21.22 21.28 21.35 X 21.05
6 Udo Beyer GDR 21.13m 21.13 X X 21.02 X 20.39
7 Klaus Bodenmuller AUT 20.41m 19.30 20.41 X 18,74 X 19.52
8 Sergey Gavryushin URS 20.15m 19.99 19.83 X X 20.15 X
9 Vyacheslav Lykho URS 19.98m
10 Gert Weil CHI 19.71m
11 Karsten Stolz FRG 19.22m
12 Helmut Krieger POL 19.15m
Qualification 29 August
Group A
1 Alessandro Andrei ITA 21,57
2 Ulf Timmermann GDR 21,11
3 Vyacheslav Lykho URS 20,99
4 Werner Gunthor SUI 20,66
5 Helmut Krieger POL 19,73
6 Karsten Stolz FRG 19,69
7 Gregg Tafralis USA 19,62
8 Georgi Todorov BUL 19,43
9 Ron Backes USA 19,34
10 Dimitrios Koutsoukis GRE 19,05
- Jan Sagedal NOR DNS
Group B
1 Udo Beyer GDR 20,95
2 John Brenner USA 20,28
3 Remigius Machura TCH 20,27
4 Klaus Bodenmuller AUT 19,96
5 Sergey Gavryushin URS 19,96
6 Gert Weil CHI 19,76
7 Udo Gelhausen FRG 19,10
8 Janne Ronkainen FIN 18,36
9 Lars Sundin SWE 17,25
- Arne Pedersen NOR DNS
 

Group A 29 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Alessandro Andrei ITA ITA 22.91 22.91
  Ron Backes USA USA 20.02i 20.02i
  Werner Günthör SUI SUI 22.47 22.47
  Dimitrios Koutsoukis GRE GRE 20.27i 18.01i
  Helmut Krieger POL POL 21.30  
  Vyacheslav Lykho URS URS 21.20 21.20
  Jan Sagedal NOR NOR 20.76  
  Karsten Stolz FRG FRG 19.60i 19.60i
  Gregg Tafralis USA USA 20.26i 20.26i
  Ulf Timmermann GDR GDR 22.62 22.24i
  Georgi Todorov BUL BUL    

Group B 29 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Udo Beyer GDR GDR 22.64 22.31
  Klaus Bodenmüller AUT AUT 20.79 20.79
  John Brenner USA USA 22.52 22.52
  Sergey Gavryushin URS URS 22.10 21.85
  Udo Gelhausen FRG FRG 19.80i 19.80i
  Remigius Machura TCH TCH 21.93 21.93
  Arne Pedersen NOR NOR    
  Janne Ronkainen FIN FIN    
  Lars Sundin SWE SWE 20.34 20.34
  Gert Weil CHI CHI 20.90 18.90i
 

 

 

 

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