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2009 World Championships in Athletics Berlin, Germany

2009 12th IAAF World Championships - Berlin - Men's Shot Put



Host City: Berlin, GermanyFormat: Qualifying round (20.30 or top 12 to final) (Aug 15)
Dates: 15–23 August
Nations participating: 202
Athletes participating: 2101
  Main venue: Olympiastadion
Overview by IAAF  
Cantwell set a difficult target in the final with his opening throw of 21.54, and Majewski responded with 21.36. Nelson (21.11) and Hoffa also went beyond 21 with their openers. There were no changes until Bartels moved into second place in round three with 21.37. Majewski took back the lead in round four with 21.68 and progressed to 21.91 in the next round. Cantwell finally clicked in the fifth and launched the shot out to 22.03 to win. Of the top eight, four were rotational throwers (the Americans and Vodovnik) and four were traditional O’Brien technique throwers. For the first time in World Championship history, a man (AlHebshi) put beyond 20m and did not qualify for the final. Though the Saudi (and Australia’s Anlezark) can consider themselves finalists following the retrospective disqualifications of Mikhnevich (2013) and Lyzhyn (2017).




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