Brussel, Samsung Diamond League 16.09.2011 – Men´s shot put sector was full of tension and strong results.
After an average start for the men´s shot put competition Christian Cantwell, of USA, managed a new season´s best of 22.07 in his fifth round. Cantwell´s season best was 21.87 so far. However, he didn´t win the competition.
Another US shot put giant Reese Hoffa, the World Champion in 2007, released 22.09 in his final throw and gained a victory over Cantwell, by just 2 cm.
Third was Andrey Mikhnevich, of Belarus, with 21.56m. He was followed by Dylan Armstrong, the world leader, who threw 21.47m, Ryan Whiting 21.19 and the reigning Olympic Champion Tomasz Majewski, of Poland, with 21.15m.
Overall victory of the Diamond League 2011 was taken by Dylan Armstrong with 17 points, Hoffa was second with 16p and Cantwell third with 11p.