The girls shot put event was a clash between the trio of 18m (59′ 0¾”) throwers on paper. Kristina Rakocevic (MNE), Julia Ritter (GER) and Sophia Rivera (USA). The German had the upper hand with a new personal best of 18.53m (60′ 9½”) and took the gold medal. The American Sophia Rivera takes silver with 17.93m (58′ 10″) and Kristina Rakocevic from Montenegro bronze with 17.49m (57′ 4¾”).
The most consistent of the trio is the German Julia Ritter. She tossed the 3kg ball couple of times over the 18m mark before the world championships. Kristina Rakocevic was the best one before coming to Colombia and Sophia Rivera just went over the 18m mark with a new personal best. of 18.09m.
During first round Sophia Rivera was opening with 16.97m, followed closely by Maja Slepowronska 16.85m, Sydney Giampietro 16.83m and Julia Ritter 16.75m. One of the favorites, Kristina Rakocevic fouled her first attempt.
During the second round, Sophia and Julia both went over 17m. Sophia still was leading the competition with 17.66m after the second round finished. Kristina Rakocevic did not seem to get into the competition very well. Her second attempt was measured 15.24m.
During round three Julia takes over the lead with 18.34m, Sophia Rivera fouled and Kristina Rakocevic gets ready for the medal positions with 17.49m to take 3rd place. In round 4, Julia Ritter even increased her lead to 18.53m, which meant a new personal best for her. Sopia Rivera did not respond very well to that, throwing only 15.61m. But we all should have in mind, Sophia did next to the shot put final, also the javelin final.
During the 5th and 6th round no positions changed anymore. Kristina Rakocevic fouled her 5th attempt and let follow another foul in round 6. Maja Slepowronska tossed a new personal best of 17.41m to get close to the bronze medal but failed to increase further in round 5 and 6. Only Sophia could take the gold medal off Julia during the last round but failed to do so. She ends up with the silver medal and a 17.93m toss in her last attempt. Julia Ritter wins the gold medal with her new personal best of 18.53m in round 4. Her last attempt was measured 17.12m