Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 13–14
Competitors 19 from 14 nations
Winning distance 20.54 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
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200 m men women
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steeplechase
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Triple jump men
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The Men's shot put competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 13–14.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of two rounds, qualification and final. Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Randy Matson (USA) 21.78 m College Station, United States April 23, 1967
Olympic record  Dallas Long (USA) 20.33 m Tokyo, Japan October 17, 1964

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 18.90m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
3 A Matson, RandyRandy Matson United States 18.30 19.75 19.75 Q
1 A Gushchin, EduardEduard Gushchin Soviet Union 19.88 19.88 Q
2 A Woods, GeorgeGeorge Woods United States 19.79 19.79 Q
3 A Hoffmann, DieterDieter Hoffmann East Germany 18.30 19.75 19.75 Q
5 B Colnard, PierrePierre Colnard France 19.57 19.57 Q
6 A Birlenbach, HeinfriedHeinfried Birlenbach West Germany 19.43 19.43 Q
7 A Maggard, DaveDave Maggard United States 18.73 19.26 19.26 Q
8 A Grabe, UweUwe Grabe East Germany 18.08 18.59 19.15 19.15 Q
9 A Komar, WładysławWładysław Komar Poland 19.09 19.09 Q
10 A Glöckler, TraugottTraugott Glöckler West Germany 18.89 19.09 19.09 Q
11 B Mills, LesLes Mills New Zealand 18.56 19.00 19.00 Q
12 B Teale, JeffJeff Teale Great Britain 18.76 X 18.87 18.87 q
13 A Varjú, VilmosVilmos Varjú Hungary 18.69 X 18.86 18.86
14 B Beer, ArnjoltArnjolt Beer France 18.72 X X 18.72
15 B Hubacher, EdyEdy Hubacher Switzerland 18.54 18.38 X 18.54
16 B Hermannsson, GuðmundurGuðmundur Hermannsson Iceland 16.24 16.77 17.35 17.35
17 B Lemonis, GeorgiosGeorgios Lemonis Greece 16.43 X X 16.43
18 B Mendoza, RolandoRolando Mendoza Nicaragua 11.39 13.33 13.32 13.33
19 B Jubis, MauricioMauricio Jubis El Salvador 12.04 12.46 12.92 12.92

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Matson, RandyRandy Matson United States 20.54 20.09 18.67 20.15 20.02 20.18 20.54 OR
2 Woods, GeorgeGeorge Woods United States 20.12 X X 19.19 X 20.12
3 Gushchin, EduardEduard Gushchin Soviet Union 20.09 19.45 19.69 X X 19.41 20.09
4 Hoffmann, DieterDieter Hoffmann East Germany 20.00 19.33 19.75 19.68 19.85 19.86 20.00
5 Maggard, DaveDave Maggard United States 19.43 19.33 19.75 19.68 19.85 19.86 19.43
6 Komar, WładysławWładysław Komar Poland 18.66 19.28 18.54 X X 19.21 19.28
7 Grabe, UweUwe Grabe East Germany 18.20 18.74 19.03 17.43 17.66 18.34 19.03
8 Birlenbach, HeinfriedHeinfried Birlenbach West Germany 18.80 18.48 X 18.13 18.67 X 18.80
9 Colnard, PierrePierre Colnard France 18.62 X 18.79 N/A 18.79
10 Teale, JeffJeff Teale Great Britain 18.65 18.57 18.60 N/A 18.65
11 Mills, LesLes Mills New Zealand 18.18 18.01 17.95 N/A 18.18
12 Glöckler, TraugottTraugott Glöckler West Germany X 17.20 18.14 N/A 18.14

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