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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
1st, gold medalist(s) Randy Matson  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Woods  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eduard Gushchin  Soviet Union
← 1964
1972 →
Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Olympic Athletics.png
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 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
1st, gold medalist(s) Matson, RandyRandy Matson  United States 20.54 20.09 18.67 20.15 20.02 20.18 20.54 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Woods, GeorgeGeorge Woods  United States 20.12 X X 19.19 X 20.12
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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

References[edit]