|'13 world rank||2014 best||athlete||nation||2013 best||lifetime best|
|5th||DNC||DNC||Dylan Armstrong (not entered)||Canada||21,45m|
|22,21m 72' 10½" (2011)|
|6th||20,19m||66' 3"||Justin Rodhe||Canada||21,29m|
|21,29m 69' 10¼"|
|23rd||21,26m||69' 9"||Tom Walsh||New Zealand||20,61m 67' 7½"||21,26m 69' 9"|
|15th||21,11m||69' 3¼"||O'Dayne Richards||Jamaica||20.97|
|21,11m 69' 3¼"|
|18th||20,98m||68' 10"||Tim Nedow||Canada||20.74|
|20,98m 68' 10"|
|20,70m||67' 11"||Jacko Gill||New Zealand||20,05m 65' 9½"||20,70m 67' 11"|
|26th||20,63m||67' 8¼"||Orazio Cremona||South Africa||20,55m|
|20,63m 67' 8¼"|
|34th||19,86m||65' 2"||Jaco Engelbrecht (not entered)||South Africa||20,31m|
|40th||20,35m||66' 9¼"||Raymond Brown||Jamaica||20,13m 66' 0½"||20,35m 66' 9¼"|
Updated after Jamica International
5 21.45 Dylan Armstrong CAN
6 21.29 Justin Rodhe CAN
15 20.97A O'Dayne Richards JAM (21.11 in 2014)
18 20.74 Tim Nedow CAN (20.98 in 2014)
23 20.61 Tom Walsh NZL (21.26i, 21.16)
26 20.55 Orazio Cremona RSA (20.63)
34 20.31A Jaco Engelbrecht RSA
40 20.13 Raymond Brown JAM (20.35)
I cannot wait for the Games.
Yeah me too, the only bad part is i might not be competing coz my country has redicules standards. Going to be an epic shot put final
Commonwealth confirmed selections in bold
1 Tomas Walsh NZL 21.16 m
2 O'Dayne Richards JAM 21.11 m
3 Tim Nedow CAN 20.98 m
4 Stephen Mozia NGR 20.38 m
5 Raymond Brown JAM 20.35 m
6 Orazio Cremona RSA 20.29 mA
7 Justin Rodhe CAN 20.19 m
8 Jacko Gill NZL 19.93 m
9 Ramone Baker JAM 19.82 m
10 Ashinia Miller JAM 19.54 m
11 Jaco Engelbrecht RSA 19.53 mA
12 Damien Birkenhead AUS 19.31 m
Does anyone know what is the story with Dylan Armstrong? He seems to not be competing or in the Canadian team for Glasgow.
Hanging out with his Russian girlfriend, heard he was in California.
The 20.70m effort ranks Gill fourth in the Commonwealth this year, behind Walsh (21,26m), Jamaican O'Dayne Richards (21,11m) and Canadian Tim Nedow (20,98m). Another Canadian, Dylan Armstrong, was tipped as the early favourite but is yet to throw competitively this season.
21.26 Tomas WALSH NZL
21.11 O'Dayne RICHARDS JAM
20.98 Tim NEDOW CAN
20.79 Stephen MOZIA NGR
20.70 Jacko GILL NZL
20.35 Raymond BROWN JAM
20.49 Orazio CREMONA RSA
20.19 Justin RODHE CAN
With a 20.60m at the Canadian Nationals Tim Nedow seems to be the biggest threat to a brace of Kiwis.
Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards has never thrown well away from home and struggled at World Indoors, not breaching 20m. Could Raymond Brown be the Jamaican to get to the podium? Doubtful.
Stephan Mozia was under 19m at World Indoors and had a so-so outdoor season. Time away from the academic pressures could give him the mental boost he needs to return to high-20m thorws.
The South Africans stay in the same time zone, giving Orazio Cremona or Jaco Engelbrecht a fighting chance to get to 20.50m, which could medal.
Nedow's countryman Justin Rodhe is an enigma, he does not seem to be in 21m form, but does he ever? I always suspect he's ready to go 21.50m, we just won't see it coming.
Sad to see only one CG athlete at the Glasgow DL meet.
HOFFA Reese USA
KOLAŠINAC Asmir SRB
KOVACS Joe USA
LAURO Germán Luján ARG
MAJEWSKI Tomasz POL
PRÁŠIL Ladislav CZE
STORL David GER
WALSH Tom NZL
WHITING Ryan USA
Current form chart:
21.23 Tom Walsh NZL
21.11 O'Dayne Richards JAM
20.98 Tim Nedow CAN
20.70 Jacko Gill NZL
20.63 Orazio Cremona RSA
20.46 Stephen Mozia NGR
20.35 Raymond Brown JAM
20.19 Justin Rodhe CAN
19.69 Damien Birkinhead AUS
19.15 Chad Wright JAM
19.02 Om Prakash Singh IND
19.86 Jaco Engelbrecht RSA
19.54 Ashinia Miller JAM
To me, it's a battle for gold b/w @Tom Walsh and Jamaica's Richards, if Richards can find his 21m form. Gill and Canada's Nedow have the best chance to grab a silver if one of the big two falter, otherwise they're battling for bronze.
1.) 21,24m @Tom Walsh
2.) 20,24m Richards (JAM)
3.) 20,03m Cremona (RSA)
4.) 19,84m Nedow (CAN)
5.) 19,54m Gill (NZL)
6.) 19,20m Birkinhead (AUS)
7.) 19,14m @Justin RODHE (CAN)
8.) 18,98m Karhana (IND)
9.) 18,90m Duquemin (Jersey)
I noticed on Birkinheads first throw the ball bounced backwards and the official seemed to be measuring from this point not the point of impact. Surely this is not right? Although I couldn't really tell form the limited shotput I got to see maybe they were overruled by the chief official and I didnt see it.
Also if someone does a qualifying throw do they ever keep throwing for practice or is it counter productive and you should save for the final
O'Dayne Richards 21.61m, what a huge throw for gold.