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
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Men's shot put at the 1964 Olympics on a stamp of Hungary
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 17 October
Competitors 25 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dallas Crutcher Long  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) James Randel Matson  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vilmos Varju  Hungary
← 1960
1968 →

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.[1]

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
Les Mills  New Zealand 18.05 metres 18.05
Georgios Tsakanikas  Greece 18.05 metres 17.72 17.25 18.05
9 Rudolf Langer  United Team of 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  United Team of Germany 17.82 metres 17.45 X 17.82
14 Heinfried Birlenbach  United Team of 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 Les 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  United Team of Germany 17.29 metres 17.29 16.90 X
12 Dieter Hoffmann  United Team of Germany 17.11 metres X X 17.11
13 Georges Tsakinikas  Greece 16.87 metres 16.87 X 16.38

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