Reese Hoffa

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Reese Hoffa
2014 DécaNation - Shot put 10a.jpg
Hoffa in 2014
Personal information
Born (1977-10-08) October 8, 1977 (age 42)
Augusta, Georgia
ResidenceAthens, Georgia, USA
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight147 kg (324 lb)
Country United States
Event(s)Shot Put
ClubNew York Athletic Club
Coached byDon Babbitt
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)22.43 m (73' 7")
Updated on 6 August 2012.

Michael Reese Hoffa (born Maurice Antawn Chism;[1] October 8, 1977 in Evans, Georgia) is an American shot putter. Reese won the shot put in the 2006 World Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His personal bests stand at 22.11 m (72' 6.25") indoor and 22.43 m (73' 7") outdoor.[2] In 2012, he threw over 21 meters in competition for the 100th time, putting him in rarefied air in the throwing community. Hoffa was adopted at the age of four.[3]


  1. ^ "A Lost Child Finds Himself in Adulthood". Washington Post. 2005-06-26. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  2. ^ "ATHLETE PROFILE - REESE HOFFA". IAAF. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ Olympic Athlete Reese Hoffa Shares His Adoption Story

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