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Shot Put Betting

The shot put is likely to be a popular betting heat during the Olympics, with interest in this track and field event likely to be keen. The event involves athletes throwing a heavy metal ball - a shot - as far as they possibly can. The athletes throw the put from inside a marked circle, which is 7 feet in diameter, and their throw is measured from the inside of the circumference of the circle nearest to the mark made in the ground by the shot. The distance of the throw is rounded down to the nearest centimetre.

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2016 Men's Shot Put Final Result

Final: Friday 19th August 2016

Result Athlete Nationality Distance
1st Ryan Crouser USA 22.52m (New OR)
2nd Joe Kovacs USA 21.78m
3rd Tomas Walsh New Zealand 21.36m

British success in the shot put has been few and far between over the years, while it will be interesting to see if any athlete can come near to the long-standing world records in both the men's and women's events.

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The men's world record is held by American Randy Barnes, who threw 23.12m in an outdoor event in 1990 and he also holds the indoor record after he threw 22.66m back in 1989. The women's record has stood for even longer, with Natalya Lisovksaya throwing 22.63m outdoors in 1987 and Helena Fibingerova throwing 22.50m indoors in 1977.

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Shot Put Medallists - Men

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens USARobert Garrett GreeceMiltiadis Gouskos GreeceGeorgios Papasideris
1900 Paris USARichard Sheldon USAJosiah McCracken USARobert Garrett
1904 St Louis USARalph Rose USAWesley Coe USALawrence Feuerbach
1908 London USARalph Rose Great BritainDenis Horgan USAJohn Garrels
1912 Stockholm USAPat McDonald USARalph Rose USALawrence Whitney
1920 Antwerp FinlandVille Porhola FinlandElmer Niklander USAHarry Liversedge
1924 Paris USABud Houser USAGlenn Hartranft USARalph Hills
1928 Amsterdam USAJohn Kuck USAHerman Brix GermanyEmil Hirschfeld
1932 Los Angeles USALeo Sexton USAHarlow Rothert CzechoslovakiaFrantisek Douda
1936 Berlin GermanyHans Woellke FinlandSulo Barlund GermanyGerhard Stock
1948 London USAWilbur Thompson USAJim Delaney USAJim Fuchs
1952 Helsinki USAParry O'Brien USADarrow Hooper USAJim Fuchs
1956 Melbourne USAParry O'Brien USABill Nieder CzechoslovakiaJiri Skobla
1960 Rome USABill Nieder USAParry O'Brien USADallas Long
1964 Tokyo USADallas Long USARandy Matson HungaryVilmos Varju
1968 Mexico City USARandy Matson USAGeorge Woods RussiaEduard Gushchin
1972 Munich PolandWladyslaw Komar USAGeorge Woods East GermanyHartmut Briesenick
1976 Montreal East GermanyUdo Beyer RussiaYevgeny Mironov RussiaAleksandr Baryshnikov
1980 Moscow RussiaVladimir Kiselyov RussiaAleksandr Baryshnikov East GermanyUdo Beyer
1984 Los Angeles ItalyAlessandro Andrei USAMichael Carter USADave Laut
1988 Seoul East GermanyUlf Timmermann USARandy Barnes Werner Gunthor
1992 Barcelona USAMike Stulce USAJim Doehring Vyacheslav Lykho
1996 Atlanta USARandy Barnes USAJohn Godina UkraineOleksandr Bagach
2000 Sydney FinlandArsi Harju USAAdam Nelson USAJohn Godina
2004 Athens UkraineYuriy Bilonoh USAAdam Nelson DenmarkJoachim Olsen
2008 Beijing PolandTomasz Majewski USAChristian Cantwell BelarusAndrei Mikhnevich
2012 London TPolandomasz Majewski GermanyDavid Storl USAReese Hoffa

Shot Put Medallists - Women

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London FranceMicheline Ostermeyer ItalyAmelia Piccinini AustriaIna Schaffer
1952 Helsinki RussiaGalina Zybina GermanyMarianne Werner RussiaKlavdiya Tochenova
1956 Melbourne RussiaTamara Tyshkevich RussiaGalina Zybina GermanyMarianne Werner
1960 Rome RussiaTamara Press GermanyJohanna Luttge USAEarlene Brown
1964 Tokyo RussiaTamara Press GermanyRenate Culmberger RussiaGalina Zybina
1968 Mexico City East GermanyMargitta Gummel East GermanyMarita Lange RussiaNadezhda Chizhova
1972 Munich RussiaNadezhda Chizhova East GermanyMargitta Gummel BulgariaIvanka Khristova
1976 Montreal BulgariaIvanka Khristova RussiaNadezhda Chizhova CzechoslovakiaHelena Fibingerova
1980 Moscow East GermanyIlona Slupianek RussiaSvetlana Krachevskaya East GermanyMargitta Pufe
1984 Los Angeles West GermanyClaudia Losch RomaniaMihaela Loghin AustraliaGael Martin
1988 Seoul RussiaNatalya Lisovskaya East GermanyKathrin Neimke ChinaLi Meisu
1992 Barcelona Svetlana Krivelyova ChinaHuang Zhihong GermanyKathrin Neimke
1996 Atlanta GermanyAstrid Kumbernuss ChinaSui Xinmei RussiaIrina Khudoroshkina
2000 Sydney BelarusYanina Karolchyk RussiaLarisa Peleshenko GermanyAstrid Kumbernuss
2004 Athens CubaYumileidi Cumba GermanyNadine Kleinert RussiaSvetlana Krivelyova
2008 Beijing New ZealandValerie Vili (Adams) BelarusNatallia Mikhnevich BelarusNadzeya Ostapchuk
2012 London New ZealandValerie Adams RussiaYevgeniya Kolodko ChinaGong Lijao
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