Conny Karlsson (shot putter)

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Conny Karlsson (born December 30, 1975 in Dragsfjärd, Finland) is a 195-cm tall former Finnish shot putter, who competed for Pargas IF. His personal best in the men's shot put currently stands at 20.78 m, which he put on August 4, 2001 in the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. He was coached by Robert Malmberg.

Karlsson has six medals from the Finnish Championships, three of which are gold. In 2006, he placed second in the Finnish Championships, but was later on awarded the gold medal when the winner, Ville Tiisanoja, was caught doping and stripped of his gold medal.

Karlsson was the 18th member to be inducted into the 20 meter club after he successfully putted the shot 20.45 m in a competition on May 31, 2001 in Espoo, Finland. He had to end his career early 2007 due to colitis ulcerosa.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Finland
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 6th 17.08 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 19.48 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 5th 19.11 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 20.78 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 12th (q) 19.49 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 14th (q) 19.66 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 24th (q) 19.17 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 15th (q) 19.32 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th 19.18 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 5th 20.09 m

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