Ryan Whiting took the world lead from Storl with a toss of 21,37m at a competition held in Bydgoszcz , Poland. The indoor World Champion Whiting did not get into the competition easily. He started off with only 19,05m which was only the third place after round 1. He continued with a massive toss to 20,90m in the second round. Olympic Champion Tomasz Majewski 20,05m and Tomas Stanek 20,12m also placed the 7.26kg ball over the 20m mark. The best shots by Whiting happened during the 5th and 6th round. During the 5th round throw he grabbed the current WL of Whiting with a toss of 21,37m. He would have also taken the WL with his 6th round throw of 21,29m. During the 6th round Whiting had his best toss of 20,36m Tomasz Stanek did not improve any further after his 2nd round throw.
Ryan Whiting and Tomasz Majewski are both competing at the meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany against the World Champion David Storl. This will be the first clash of titans before the Indoor World Championships in Poland.
Frankly, the big boys are knocking-heads and paying a few bills as they get ready to throwdown in Sopot. I cannot imagine Majewski is going to let the North Americans or Germans come into his house and bring home gold with anything less that 21,80m. The two time Olympic Champion knows when it counts.
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1 Ryan Whiting USA 24 Nov 86 21.37 SB WL
19.05 20.90 X 20.16 21.37 21.29
2 Tomasz Majewski POL 30 Aug 81 20.36
19.86 20.05 20.05 19.97 20.14 20.36
3 Tomáš Staněk CZE 13 Jun 91 20.12
X X 20.12 19.67 19.99 X
4 Georgi Ivanov BUL 13 Mar 85 19.73
19.33 X X X 19.73 X
5 Maksim Sidorov RUS 11 May 86 19.29
X 18.74 19.29 X X 19.05
6 Jakub Szyszkowski POL 21 Aug 91 19.16
17.78 19.16 X X 18.93 19.06
7 Rafał Kownatke POL 24 Mar 85 18.97
18.38 18.51 X 18.76 18.76 18.97
8 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR 24 Mar 81 18.84
X 18.05 18.84 X X 18.51