Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 17 October
Competitors 25 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's shot put was one of four men's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 17 October 1964. 25 athletes from 15 nations entered, with 3 not starting in the qualification round.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 17.80 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3
1 Dallas Crutcher Long United States 19.51 metres 19.51
2 James Randel Matson United States 18.92 metres 18.92
3 Victor Lipsnis Soviet Union 18.90 metres 18.90
4 Vilmos Varju Hungary 18.26 metres 18.26
5 Zsigmond Nagy Hungary 18.14 metres 18.14
6 Władysław Komar Poland 18.05 metres 18.05
Leslie Mills New Zealand 18.05 metres 18.05
Georges Tsakinikas Greece 18.05 metres 17.72 17.25 18.05
9 Rudolf Langer Germany 17.90 metres 17.90
10 Adolf Varanauskas Soviet Union 17.86 metres 17.86
11 W. Parry O'Brien United States 17.84 metres 17.84
12 Nikolay Karasiov Soviet Union 17.83 metres 17.83
13 Dieter Hoffmann Germany 17.82 metres 17.45 X 17.82
14 Heinfried Birlenbach Germany 17.77 metres 17.10 16.79 17.77
15 Alfred Sosgórnik Poland 17.75 metres X 17.75 X
16 Martyn Lucking Great Britain 17.67 metres X X 17.67
17 Silvano Meconi Italy 17.29 metres 17.29 17.20 X
18 Lahcen Akka Samsam Morocco 17.24 metres X 17.24 X
19 Mike Lindsay Great Britain 17.23 metres 16.77 16.70 17.23
20 Segui Denis Kragbe Ivory Coast 16.59 metres 16.20 16.59 16.38
21 Itokawa Teruo Japan 15.84 metres 15.73 15.84 15.56
22 Rim He Kun South Korea 13.64 metres 13.47 13.64 13.37
Edmund Piatkowski Poland Did not start
Gideon Uriel Israel Did not start
Gheorghe Zimbresteanu Romania Did not start

Final[edit]

The scores from the qualification round were ignored for the final. Each thrower received three attempts; the six that had thrown the longest in those three threw another three times each.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6
1 Dallas Crutcher Long United States 20.33 metres OR 19.61 19.55 19.34 20.33 19.09 X
2 James Randel Matson United States 20.20 metres 18.53 19.19 18.88 20.20 X 19.62
3 Vilmos Varju Hungary 19.39 metres 19.23 X 19.39 19.29 18.97 19.25
4 W. Parry O'Brien United States 19.20 metres 18.95 18.86 19.20 18.32 18.62 18.84
5 Zsigmond Nagy Hungary 18.88 metres 18.77 X 18.50 18.43 X 18.88
6 Nikolay Karasiov Soviet Union 18.86 metres 18.86 18.26 X 18.14 17.98 18.18
7 Leslie Mills New Zealand 18.52 metres 18.19 18.50 18.52
8 Adolf Varanauskas Soviet Union 18.41 metres X 18.30 18.41
9 Władysław Komar Poland 18.20 metres 18.20 X X
10 Victor Lipsnis Soviet Union 18.11 metres 17.45 17.86 18.11
11 Rudolf Langer Germany 17.29 metres 17.29 16.90 X
12 Dieter Hoffmann Germany 17.11 metres X X 17.11
13 Georges Tsakinikas Greece 16.87 metres 16.87 X 16.38

References[edit]

  • Official Report