Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 8 & 9
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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The men's shot put field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 8 & 9. The United States has not lost this event since 1936. The East German throwers were expected to pose a big challenge in these games, as well as the throwers from Poland. Brian Oldfield from the United States was the first person to use a new technique, a technique that is similar to the discus throwing style. The thrower uses a rotational spin before releasing the shot put.

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 19.00 m (62 ft 4 in) and the top 12 including ties advanced to the finals. Shown in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Group Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Władysław Komar Poland A 20.60 20.60 p p
2 Hartmut Briesenick East Germany B 20.38 20.38 p p
3 Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany B 20.10 20.10 p p
4 George Woods United States A 19.96 19.96 p p
5 Brian Oldfield United States B 19.95 19.95 p p
6T Al Feuerbach United States A 19.94 19.94 p p
6T Vilmos Varjú Hungary B 19.94 19.94 p p
8 Yves Brouzet France A 19.87 19.87 p p
9 Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia A 19.82 19.82 p p
10 Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia B 19.61 x 18.20 19.61
11 Seppo Simola Finland A 19.49 19.49 p p
12 Lahcen Samsam Akka Morocco B 19.36 18.98 19.36 p
13 Rimantas Plungė Soviet Union B 19.18 18.97 19.18 p
14 Bruce Pirnie Canada B 19.18 19.18 p p
15 Ralf Reichenbach West Germany A 19.14 19.14 p p
16 Traugott Glöckler West Germany B 19.11 18.15 19.11 p
17 Hans-Peter Gies East Germany A 19.06 19.06 p p
18 Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany A 19.03 19.03 p p
19 Ivan Ivančić Yugoslavia B 18.95 18.80 18.95 x
20 Geoff Capes Great Britain B 18.94 18.94 18.72 18.79
21 Arnjolt Beer France B 18.74 18.55 18.74 18.21
22 Aleksandr Baryshnikov Soviet Union A 18.65 18.45 18.41 18.65
23 Les Mills New Zealand B 18.38 17.61 18.38 x
24 Bo Grahn Finland B 18.20 x x 18.20
25 Loukas Louka Greece A 17.48 17.47 17.48 x
26 Jugraj Singh India A 17.15 x 17.15 16.69
27 Phil Conway Ireland B 16.69 16.16 15.76 16.69
28 Christopher Okonkwo Nigeria A 16.51 14.98 x 16.51
29 Hussein Al-Taib Maki Saudi Arabia A 11.57 x 11.57 10.77
- Youssef Nagui Assaad Egypt A DNS
- Bjorn Andersen Norway A DNS
- William Tancred Great Britain A DNS
- Aristides Lanier Cuba B DNS
- Salvatore Morale Italy B DNS
- Vassil Kroumov Bulgaria B DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw Notes
1st Władysław Komar Poland 21.18 21.18 x 20.55 20.74 20.80 x OR
2nd George Woods United States 21.17 20.55 20.17 20.71 21.17 20.88 21.05
3rd Hartmut Briesenick East Germany 21.14 20.97 20.91 21.02 21.14 20.61 20.54
4 Hans-Peter Gies East Germany 21.14 21.14 21.00 21.01 20.62 x x
5 Al Feuerbach United States 21.01 20.90 20.29 x 20.86 21.01 20.28
6 Brian Oldfield United States 20.91 20.85 20.60 20.87 20.54 20.91 20.13
7 Heinfried Birlenbach West Germany 20.37 20.37 x x 19.89 x 20.13
8 Vilmos Varjú Hungary 20.10 20.10 x x x 19.67 19.65
9 Jaromír Vlk Czechoslovakia 20.09 19.66 20.09 x
10 Jaroslav Brabec Czechoslovakia 19.86 19.61 19.86 19.60
11 Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg East Germany 19.74 19.74 x x
12 Yves Brouzet France 19.61 19.42 19.61 19.49
13 Ralf Reichenbach West Germany 19.48 19.48 x x
14 Rimantas Plungė Soviet Union 19.30 19.30 x x
15 Lahcen Samsam Akka Morocco 19.11 19.11 x x
16 Seppo Simola Finland 19.06 18.91 19.06 x
17 Bruce Pirnie Canada 18.90 18.90 x x
18 Traugott Glöckler West Germany 18.85 18.85 18.47 x

Key: p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark; T = tied; DNS = did not start

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