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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Athens, Greece Format: Qualifying Round (19.80 or top 12 to Final) (Aug 2)
Dates: August 1–10, 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
After finishing a despondent fourth in the US trials, Godina must have felt the season was destined to be a write-off. A lifeline was thrown in the form of the IAAF decision to invite 1995 world champions to defend their titles without reference to team selection, but the contest in Athens was a frustrating experience for the American. Although he spun to well over 21m on all five of his valid puts he fell 3cm short of the third-round 21.47 by Bagach. As in the Olympics he had to settle for silver ... until, five days later, came the news that the Ukrainian had tested positive for the stimulant, ephedrine, resulting in a public warning and disqualification from the competition. That meant his $60,000 first prize and the title went instead to Godina.
 These are the official results of the Men's Shot Put event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens, Greece. The original winner, Oleksandr Bagach, was later disqualified for doping.
 
  Shot Put 2 August

Event report men shot put final

Shot put competition was started with a big throw by American John Godina, 21.24. However Gothenburg was not repeated and this was not enough to win the title. In this high class competition, Aleksandr Bagach of Ukraine hit the leading mark of 21.47 on round three. Godina was able to answer on same round, but got 3 cm short with his 21.44. Oliver-Sven Buder of Germany was the 3rd putter to throw over the 21m mark. On round 4 he had throw of 21.05 to secure him the third place he had taken before. Buder was able to break his 7-year-old personal best with last throw of 21.24. Others were not really close today as C.J. Hunter (USA) took the 4th place with 20.33 on his last throw. 5th in the final was Yuriy Belonog (Ukraine) with throw of 20.26. Mika Halvari of Finland was 6th with 20.13, he also had two narrow fails over 20.50.
  Final
1 John Godina USA 31 May 72 21.44
2 Oliver-Sven Buder GER 23 Jun 66 21.24
3 C. J. Hunter USA 14 Dec 68 20.33
4 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR 9 Mar 74 20.26
5 Mika Halvari FIN 13 Feb 70 20.13
6 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20 Apr 68 20.12
7 Kevin Toth USA 29 Dec 67 20.02
8 Michael Mertens GER 27 Dec 65 19.91
9 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA 29 Jul 70 19.77
10 Burger Lambrechts RSA 3 Apr 73 19.39
11 Saulius Kleiza LTU 2 Apr 64 18.25
Aleksandr Bagach UKR 21 Nov 66 DQ
Final 19.10h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 John Godina USA 21.44m 21.24 21.39 21.44 21.19 21.20 X
2 Oliver-Sven Buder GER 21.24m 20.79 20.18 20.41 21.05 X 21.24
3 C.J. Hunter USA 20.33m 20.22 20.30 X X X 20.33
4 Yuriy Belonog UKR 20.26m X 20.22 X 20.26 X X
5 Mika Halvari FIN 20.13m X 20.13 X X X X
6 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20.12m 20.00 20.01 20.12 X X X
7 Kevin Toth USA 20.02m 19.50 20.02 X X X X
8 Michael Mertens GER 19.91m 19.82 19.91 19.86
9 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA 19.77m 19.77 X X
10 Burger Lambrechts RSA 19.39m X 19.39 X
11 Saulius Kleiza LIT 18.25m 18.25 X X
- Aleksandr Bagach UKR DQ

Event report men shot put qualification

Olympic Champion, World Record Holder and 97 World Leader, American Randy Barnes did not qualify this morning, as he only managed to throw 19.51m, to place 14th and miss tonight’s final. Among the top 12 qualifiers were the defending champion, American John Godina, who didn’t make the team at the US National Championships, and benefited from the IAAF invitation to defending champions. Godina only needed one toss to reach 21.10m, the best performance of the day. Godina won the group A, followed by Ukrainian Aleksandr Bagach (20.56m) and Finish Mika Halvari (20.10m). Barnes competed in this group and finished 6th. In group B, German Oliver-Sven Buder threw 20.53m in his 1st attempt, with Ukrainian Yuriy Belonog in 2nd (20.56m). Americans C.J. Hunter (20.05m) and Kevin Toth (19.99m) will join Godina at tonight’s final, and the US as well as Ukraine will have 3 throwers in the decisive event.
  Qualification 2 August
Group A
1 John Godina USA 21,10
2 Aleksandr Bagach UKR 20,56
3 Mika Halvari FIN 20,10
4 Burger Lambrechts RSA 19,91
5 Michael Mertens GER 19,88
6 Randy Barnes USA 19,51
7 Arsi Harju FIN 19,43
8 Corrado Fantini ITA 19,30
9 Miroslav Menc CZE 19,23
10 Bradley Snyder CAN 18,94
11 Viktor Bulat BLR 18,61
12 Kjell Ove Hauge NOR 18,37
13 Sergey Rubtsov KZK 18,16
14 Chima Ugwu NGR 18,00
15 Mark Proctor GBR 17,99
16 Milan Haborak SVK 17,85
17 Alexios Leonidis GRE 17,77
Group B
1 Oliver-Sven Buder GER 20,53
2 Yuriy Belonog UKR 20,31
3 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20,13
4 C.J. Hunter USA 20,05
5 Kevin Toth USA 19,99
6 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA 19,93
7 Saulius Kleiza LIT 19,71
8 Manuel Martinez ESP 19,61
9 Bilal Saad Mubarak QAT 19,08
10 Dragan Peric YUG 19,05
11 Stevimir Ercegovac CRO 19,00
12 Yoger Medina VEN 18,92
13 Dmitriy Goncharuk BLR 18,60
14 Shaun Pickering GBR 18,10
15 Vyacheslav Lykho RUS 18,04
16 Faae Talalemotu NMA 13,96
- Tarek Al Najjar JOR DNS
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 John Godina USA 21.10m 21.10
2 Aleksandr Bagach UKR 20.56m 20.56
3 Mika Halvari FIN 20.10m 20.10
4 Burger Lambrechts RSA 19.91m X 19.36 19.91
5 Michael Mertens GER 19.88m 19.88
6 Randy Barnes USA 19.51m 19.23 19.51 X
7 Arsi Harju FIN 19.43m X X 19.43
8 Corrado Fantini ITA 19.30m 19.30 18.74 X
9 Miroslav Menc CZE 19.23m 19.07 19.23 X
10 Bradley Snyder CAN 18.94m 17.76 18.52 18.94
11 Viktor Bulat BLR 18.61m 17.97 18.61 X
12 Kjell Ove Hauge NOR 18.37m 18.12 X 18.37
13 Sergey Rubtsov KZK 18.16m 18.16 X X
14 Chima Ugwu NGR 18.00m 17.25 17.84 18.00
15 Mark Proctor GBR 17.99m 17.99 X X
16 Milan Haborak SVK 17.85m 17.85 X X
17 Alexios Leonidis GRE 17.77m 17.77
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Oliver-Sven Buder GER 20.53m 20.53
2 Yuriy Belonog UKR 20.31m 19.75 20.31
3 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20.13m 20.13
4 C.J. Hunter USA 20.05m 19.48 19.68 20.05
5 Kevin Toth USA 19.99m X X 19.99
6 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA 19.93m 18.83 19.93
7 Saulius Kleiza LIT 19.71m 19.71 X 18.99
8 Manuel Martinez ESP 19.61m 19.61 19.23 X
9 Bilal Saad Mubarak QAT 19.08m 18.09 18.90 19.08
10 Dragan Peric YUG 19.05m 18.86 19.05 18.93
11 Stevimir Ercegovac CRO 19.00m 19.00
12 Yoger Medina VEN 18.92m 18.36 18.31 18.92
13 Dmitriy Goncharuk BLR 18.60m 18.33 18.60 X
14 Shaun Pickering GBR 18.10m 18.10 17.84 17.42
15 Vyacheslav Lykho RUS 18.04m 17.77 17.67 18.04
16 Faae Talalemotu NMA 13.96m 13.96 13.11 12.92
- Tarek Al Najjar JOR DNS

Group A 02 AUG 1997 08:50 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Bradley Snyder CAN CAN 17.98  
2 Randy Barnes USA USA 23.12 22.03
3 Kjell Ove Hauge NOR NOR 20.37i 20.37i
4 John Godina USA USA 22.00 21.06i
5 Arsi Harju FIN FIN 20.66 20.66
6 Oleksandr Bagach UKR UKR 21.47 21.47
7 Michael Mertens GER GER 19.96i 19.96i
8 Chima Ugwu NGR NGR 19.62  
9 Miroslav Menc CZE CZE 20.01i 20.01i
10 Sergey Rubtsov KAZ KAZ 20.49  
11 Aléxios Leonídis GRE GRE 19.71 19.71
12 Mika Halvari FIN FIN 21.50 21.11
13 Viktor Bulat BLR BLR 19.48  
14 Mark Proctor GBR GBR 20.17i 20.17i
15 Milan Haborák SVK SVK 17.97  
16 Burger Lambrechts RSA RSA 19.31 19.31
17 Corrado Fantini ITA ITA 20.78 20.36

Group B 02 AUG 1997 08:50 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Dragan Peric SCG SCG 21.26  
2 Kevin Toth USA USA 21.78 21.78
3 Cottrell J. Hunter USA USA 21.34 21.34
4 Saulius Kleiza LTU LTU 20.91 20.10
5 Manuel Martínez ESP ESP 20.37i 20.37i
6 Shaun Pickering GBR GBR 18.29  
7 Faae Talalemotu NMI NMI 14.47  
8 Dzmitry Hancharuk BLR BLR 19.79 19.43i
9 Tarek Al-Najjar JOR JOR 14.85  
10 Bilal Saad Mubarak QAT QAT 19.39 18.29i
11 Stevimir Ercegovac CRO CRO    
12 Roman Virastyuk UKR UKR 21.23 20.66
13 Vyacheslav Lykho RUS RUS 21.20  
14 Yojer Medina VEN VEN 19.56  
15 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR UKR 21.20i 21.20i
16 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA ITA 21.23 21.03i
17 Oliver-Sven Buder GER GER 21.06 20.78i
 

 

 

 

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