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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: Qualifying round (20.45 or top 12 to final) (Aug 23)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
The gold went to a man who had been suspended for a doping violation at the corresponding competition two years earlier. Mikhnevich was originally 10th in Edmonton 2001, but that result was annulled. His suspension ended on August 4, 2003, and on August 8 in Minsk he put a personal best 21.66. Godina had the best qualifying put of 21.08, but his sparkling World Championship record dimmed in the final. His first two throws left him in ninth place (prior to Toth’s disqualification) and the third was ruled a foul and so the American was eliminated. Meanwhile, Mikhnevich had started with 21.24. In the second round he glided his shot near the right edge of the sector and towards to the championship record marker. It landed at 21.69 and he followed up with 21.36. At that point Nelson was eighth, then in the fourth round he improved to 21.26, good enough for a repeat of his Edmonton silver. “I am absolutely stunned that I am the world champion,” said Mikhnevich, whose final three efforts were 21.45, foul and 21.44.
 These are the official results of the Men's Shot Put event at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 31 participating athletes, with the final held on Saturday 23 August 2003.
 
  Shot Put 23 August
  Final

Men Shot Put Final

The men's Shot Put provided the first upset of the ninth IAAF World Championships. With a number of other competitors favoured by the pundits, it was Andrei MIKNEVICH of Belarus who took the gold medal.

Having just returned after two years out of the sport, Miknevich may have surprised some with his 21.24m effort in the first round. His 21.66m in Minsk earlier in the month should have been an indicator of what was to come, though. In the second round he eclipsed that personal best by three centimetres.

The challenge from the US trio almost completely failed to materialise. Three time World champion John GODINA (USA), fouled his first and third round throws and could only manage a paltry 19.84m in the second round. This left him in ninth and exiting at the halfway mark.

Godina, with his team management protested his third round throw being judged a foul. The appeal was unsuccessful.

World leader Kevin TOTH (USA) was nowhere near his best, his first round mark of 20.89m was his only legal throw of the day and left him just outside the medals in fourth.

Perennial finalist Yuriy BILONOG (UKR) looked to have a real chance of taking the title but he could not match the efforts of his Belarusian opponent. His third round 21.10m earned him the bronze medal.

Fiery Adam NELSON (USA) was the only one who seemed to have any chance of challenging for gold. Lying in eighth place after three rounds, with 20.00m, a large foul third up showed that there was more to come. A big 21.26m in the fourth round proved to be his best, giving him a third silver medal to add to those from the last World Championships and Olympic Games.

1 Andrei Mikhnevich BLR 12 Jul 76 21.69
2 Adam Nelson USA 7 Jul 75 21.26
3 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR 9 Mar 74 21.10
4 Justin Anlezark AUS 14 Aug 77 20.61
5 Ralf Bartels GER 21 Feb 78 20.50
6 Tepa Reinikainen FIN 16 Mar 76 20.45
7 Ville Tiisanoja FIN 24 Dec 75 20.09
8 John Godina USA 31 May 72 19.84
9 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20 Apr 68 19.61
10 Brad Snyder CAN 8 Jan 76 19.38
Kevin Toth USA 29 Dec 67 DQ 32.2.a 20.89
Joachim Olsen DEN 31 May 77 DNS
Final 19:25 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Andrei Mikhnevich BLR 21.69m 21.24 21.69 21.36 21.45 X 21.44
Adam Nelson USA 21.26m 20.00 X X 21.26 20.65 20.53
Yuriy Bilonog UKR 21.10m X 20.82 21.10 20.95 X 20.72
Justin Anlezark AUS 20.61m 19.42 19.90 20.05 19.24 20.61 20.26
Ralf Bartels GER 20.50m 20.22 20.50 20.25 19.80 20.04 X
Tepa Reinikainen FIN 20.45m 20.23 20.28 20.45 X X 20.15
Ville Tiisanoja FIN 20.09m 20.09 19.94 X 19.91 19.66 19.88
John Godina USA 19.84m X 19.84 X
Roman Virastyuk UKR 19.61m X X 19.61
Bradley Snyder CAN 19.38m X 19.38 19.29
Kevin Toth DQ. USA 20.89m 20.89 X X X X X
Joachim Olsen DEN DNS
  Qualification 23 August

Men Shot Put Qualifying

The men's Shot Put got the World Chanmpionships off to a dramatic start this morning when two of the big pre-event favourites failed to qualify for this evening's Final.

Britain's Carl Myerscough, the second best thrower in the world this year, came to Paris with huge expectations, but he could only manage 19.51m, 1.42 metres short of the new UK record he set earlier this year. That put came in the first round. His econd round was even worse, 18.71m, and with the pressure on in the final round, the big man fouled. Not surprisingly, he had little comment to make afterwards.

Spain's medla hope, Manuel Martinez, also failed to qualify with a best effort of 19.78m. "I felt like there was a bad spell over me today," he said. "I do not really know what happened."

The only man to exceed 21 metres this morning was four-time champion John Godina of the USA, whose 21.08 was a season's best. He was one of only four men to reach the automatic qualifying distance; Andrei Mikhhnevich (BLR), Yuriy Belonog (UKR) and Tepa Reinikainen (FIN) with a season's best 20.55m, being the other three.

Also through safely is this year's number one, Kevin Toth, who threw 20.39m, and his US teammate Adam Nelson, who managed 20.23. The 12 qualifyers were the only men to reach 20 metres.

  Group A
1 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR 9 Mar 74 20.84 Q
2 Adam Nelson USA 7 Jul 75 20.23 q
3 Joachim Olsen DEN 31 May 77 20.14 q
4 Ralf Bartels GER 21 Feb 78 20.06 q
5 Milan Haborák SVK 11 Jan 73 19.95
6 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR 24 Mar 81 19.84
7 Petr Stehlík CZE 15 Apr 77 19.70
8 Gheorghe Guşet ROU 28 May 68 19.61
9 Carl Myerscough GBR 21 Oct 79 19.51
10 Pavel Chumachenko RUS 5 Apr 71 19.51
11 Yury Bialou BLR 20 Mar 81 19.32
12 Marco Verni CHI 27 Feb 76 19.24
13 Conny Karlsson FIN 30 Dec 75 19.17
14 Janus Robberts RSA 10 Mar 79 19.02
15 Zsolt Bíber HUN 31 May 76 18.99
Reese Hoffa USA 8 Oct 77 NM
  Group B
1 John Godina USA 31 May 72 21.08 Q
2 Andrei Mikhnevich BLR 12 Jul 76 20.89 Q
3 Tepa Reinikainen FIN 16 Mar 76 20.55 Q
4 Ville Tiisanoja FIN 24 Dec 75 20.37 q
5 Justin Anlezark AUS 14 Aug 77 20.28 q
6 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20 Apr 68 20.28 q
7 Brad Snyder CAN 8 Jan 76 20.10 q
8 Manuel Martínez ESP 7 Dec 74 19.78
9 Dragan Perić SRB 8 May 64 19.55
10 Miran Vodovnik SLO 11 Sep 77 19.23
11 Rutger Smith NED 9 Jul 81 19.02
12 Pavel Sofyin RUS 4 Sep 81 18.66
13 Yuriy Parhomenko UKR 7 Jul 73 18.25
Kevin Toth USA 29 Dec 67 DQ 32.2.a 20.39
Chima Ugwu NGR 19 Jul 73 DNS
 
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Yuriy Bilonog UKR 20.84m 20.84
2 Adam Nelson USA 20.23m 19.95 X 20.23
3 Joachim Olsen DEN 20.14m 20.14 19.51 -
4 Ralf Bartels GER 20.06m 18.98 19.03 20.06
5 Milan Haborak SVK 19.95m 19.95 X 19.06
6 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR 19.84m 19.21 19.84 19.27
7 Petr Stehlik CZE 19.70m 19.70 X 19.32
8 Gheorghe Guset ROM 19.61m 19.36 19.61 X
9 Carl Myerscough GBR 19.51m 19.51 18.71 X
10 Pavel Chumachenko RUS 19.51m X 19.51 X
11 Yury Belov BLR 19.32m 19.18 19.32 X
12 Marco Antonio Verni CHI 19.24m 19.24 X 19.07
13 Conny Karlsson FIN 19.17m X 19.17 X
14 Janus Robberts RSA 19.02m X 18.81 19.02
15 Zsolt Biber HUN 18.99m 18.96 X 18.99
- Reese Hoffa USA NM X X X
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 John Godina USA 21.08m 21.08
2 Andrei Mikhnevich BLR 20.89m 20.89
3 Tepa Reinikainen FIN 20.55m 19.35 20.08 20.55
4 Kevin Toth USA 20.39m 20.39 X X
5 Ville Tiisanoja FIN 20.37m 18.82 20.01 20.37
6 Justin Anlezark AUS 20.28m 20.02 20.28 19.33
7 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20.28m 19.76 X 20.28
8 Bradley Snyder CAN 20.10m 20.07 19.71 20.10
9 Manuel Martinez ESP 19.78m 19.78 19.73 19.68
10 Dragan Peric SCG 19.55m 19.55 19.04 19.00
11 Miran Vodovnik SLO 19.23m 18.28 19.23 18.94
12 Rutger Smith NED 19.02m 18.92 19.02 18.95
13 Pavel Sofin RUS 18.66m 18.66 18.59 X
14 Yuriy Parkhomenko UKR 18.25m 18.25 18.05 X
- Chima Ugwu NGR DNS

Group A 23 AUG 2003 08:30

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 336 Petr Stehlík CZE CZE 20.50 20.33
2 237 Marco Antonio Verni CHI CHI 20.38 20.38
3 1273 Milan Haborák SVK SVK 20.82 20.39i
4 130 Yury Bialou BLR BLR 21.14 21.14
5 531 Carl Myerscough GBR GBR 21.92 21.92
6 1149 Janus Robberts RSA RSA 21.97 20.27
7 1124 Gheorghe Guset ROU ROU 20.84 20.48
8 1419 Adam Nelson USA USA 22.51 21.29
9 638 Zsolt Bíber HUN HUN 20.47 19.87
10 548 Ralf Bartels GER GER 20.85 20.67
11 137 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR BLR 20.86 20.86
12 1404 Reese Hoffa USA USA 20.95 20.95
13 343 Joachim Olsen DEN DEN 21.57 20.85
14 1351 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR UKR 21.81 21.81
15 443 Conny Karlsson FIN FIN 20.78 20.60
16 1166 Pavel Chumachenko RUS RUS 20.91i 20.51

Group B 23 AUG 2003 08:30

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 1193 Pavel Sofin RUS RUS 20.33 20.33
2 995 Rutger Smith NED NED 20.52 20.52
3 218 Bradley Snyder CAN CAN 20.79 20.70
4 1355 Yuriy Parkhomenko UKR UKR 20.56 20.56
5 138 Andrei Mikhnevich BLR BLR 21.66 21.66
6 1211 Dragan Peric SCG SCG 21.77 20.48
7 1437 Kevin Toth USA USA 22.67 22.67
8 1020 Chima Ugwu NGR NGR 20.26 20.02
9 1396 John Godina USA USA 22.02 21.23i
10 1366 Roman Virastyuk UKR UKR 21.34 20.78
11 452 Ville Tiisanoja FIN FIN 21.09 20.23
12 1237 Miroslav Vodovnik SLO SLO 20.46 20.46
13 451 Tepa Reinikainen FIN FIN 20.88 20.69i
14 42 Justin Anlezark AUS AUS 20.96 20.96
15 396 Manuel Martínez ESP ESP 21.47 21.24i

 

 

 

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