Men's Shot Put qualifying
1. 21,59 Ryan Crouser (U.S.A.)
2. 21,03 Tomas Walsh (New Zealand)
3. 20,94 Darlan Romani (Brazil)
4. 20,80 Jacko Gill (New Zealand)
5.20,73 Joe Kovacs (U.S.A.)
6. 20,71 Konrad Bukowiecki (Poland)
7. 20,56 Tomasz Majewski (Poland)
8. 20,52 Stipe Zunic (Croatia)
9. 20,50 Damien Birkenhead (Australia)
10. 20,47 David Storl (Germany)
11. 20,45 Franck Elemba (Jamacia)
12. 20,40 O'Dayne Richards (Jamacia)
Discussion of article Olympic Bound derailed: Vic' Hogan (South Africa):Quotefrom Victor Hogan:Display More
I don't know what to say Norm. I tested positive for the stimulant dimethelhexaenamine. I'm heart broken.
It is my dream, my mission, to be a world-class discus thrower the moral and ethical way. I have too much respect for our sport and my competitors to cheat, or to find a short cut.
I know dimethelhexaenamine is banned, I didn't know dimethelhexaenamine was in this pre-workout drink I began using in March, I usually just have a simple cup of black coffee. I don't have…
Discussion of article Hammering-Out a Ride to Rio:QuoteU.S.A.T.F. is hosting a hammer meet at noon on Saturday, July 9 at Western Oregon University. While the meet will be in Monmouth, the hammers will be certified and impounded in Eugene; transported-to, and distributed-by, U.S.A.T.F. officials in Monmouth.
We've heard that that the start list will include A.G. Kruger (flying back as we publish this), Conor McCullough, and Trials champion Rudy Winkler among others (see below) Here's hoping someone hung onto the shoes Kruger left in the ring or…
Discussion of article N.C.A.A. Excluding Coaches from Meets?:QuoteThe Lonely Athlete
Word is that the N.C.A.A. has (and will?) been keeping some coaches (and institutional funding) away from their pupils (at competitions) during this short window of time when track and field athletes are attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games and preparing to compete in said Games and their National Championships. One wonders if this will continue for the U.S. collegiates between the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games.
As usual, the N.C.A.A. is interpreting their rules…
The Problem here guys is that you want to protect the clean athletes with a populism sanction that will punished the clean athletes in Russia. You let a lot of clean athletes lose their last faith in this awful sport. My last year was a horror, I lose my fun for my sport. Doping was always around me, i learned to live in this situation. There will be always somebody who cheats, but I said to my self that I like hammer and I was thinking ok, you do not throw that far but you will never became problems with WADA. Cheaters have always to hide and I can compete where and when I want. But now I am suspended, with zero support from the other throwers.
To me, this is the U.S. Government trying to embarrass Putin.
Good catch, we'll fix it.
Discussion of article How to Punch-Your-Ticket to the Rio Games:QuoteSo here's what we've found in terms of how one qualifys for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio. The IAAF has decided that they will repeat 2015's two-standard system in 2016. So here's hoping the USATF does not muck-it-up again, but we're not holding our breath on that one. Let's us know what we've missed.
Here's our source:
QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD – RIO 2016 [URL:file:///Users/norm/Downloads/Rio%202016%20Olympic%20Games%20qualification%20system.pdf]
Here's the list…
Discussion of article 10 - 0 Ten Things That Require Zero Talent 0 - 10:QuoteTen Things That Require Zero TalentDisplay More
1.) Being on Time (Early)
2.) Work Ethic
4.) Body Language
6.) Servent's Attitude
9.) Being Prepared
10.) Care for Another
Discussion of article Road to Rio : Philip Milanov (Belgium):QuotePhilip Milanov (6 July 1991) is a Belgian discus thrower. In 2015 he took home the silver medal from the World Championship in Peking with a lifetime best of 66,90m (219' 6"). He is a four-time Belgian champion and the 2015 World University Games champion in men’s discus throw.Display More
Discussion of article Road to Rio : Fedrick Banjay Dacres (Jamaica):QuoteFedrick Dacres (28 February, 1994) is a Jamaican discus thrower. He won a gold medal at the 2011 World Youth Championships and a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics.Display More
2011 53,05m (174′ 1″)
2012 55,45m (181′ 11″)
2013 59,30m (194′ 7″)
2014 66,75m (218′ 0″)
2015 66,40m (217′ 10″) Mona 21 Mar
2016 63,88m (209' 7") Kingston 16 Apr
Zylstra: How are things going this year?
Dacres: I'm working on getting stronger, adding a few pounds to my 6'3" frame and get to around 235…
Discussion of article Things to keep in your Throwing Duffle Bag:QuoteThings to keep in your Throwing Duffle Bag:Display More
• healthy food (bring extra to share)
• throwing shoes (for competition)
• running shoes (for warm-up)
• nice towel for yourself
• worn towel for implements
• sweat pants
• sweat shirt
• regular socks
• warm socks
• large trash bag
• rain gear
• dry clothes
• grippy shoes for throwing
• winter hat
• chemical warmers (feet and hands)
• extra warm clothes
Discussion of article Road to Rio : Robert Urbanek (Poland):QuoteRobert Urbanek (29 April 1987) is a Polish Olympic discus thrower. His personal best is 66,93m (219′ 7″), thrown in 2012 in Halle Germany. Along with taking home bronze from the Moscow World Championship last summer, fan favorite Urbanek also has a European Championships bronze medal and placed 6th at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.Display More
2005 … 52,68 m (172′ 10″) 1.75 kg
2006 … 57.32 (188′ 0″) 1.75 kg | 50.84 (166′ 9″) 2 kg
2007 … 56,18m (184′ 4″)
2008 … 62,22m (204′ 1″)
Discussion of article Road to Rio : Tomáš Staněk (Czech Republic):QuoteTomáš Staněk (born 13 June 1991) 1st donned the Czech team kit in 2013 with a useful 5th with his 19,18m at the European U23 Championships in Tampere Finland. In 2015 he did not go through to the final with his 19th place 19,64m. In 2015 he set his personal best of 20,94m in Łódź.
Zylstra: What do you need to work on, improve?
Staněk: I need to get stronger in gym while staying as fast as I am now. My preparation for Olympic are the same as in other seasons. We are doing same practice…
Discussion of article Road to Rio : Cory Martin (USA):QuoteCory Martin (22 May 1985) is a US American shot putter. His best international outing so far is a 9th place at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. Martin's personal best is a monster 22.10 meters (72' 6 "), set on a sunny day in Tucson Arizona on the 22nd of May of 2010, drops him at #19 on the earth's all-time shot put list.
Zylstra: What do you need to work on, improve?
Martin: Staying healthy. It's been a constant struggle to have some consistent training without an issue. I've been…
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Discussion of article REDO: Mattis' (USA) goes 67,45m to lead the World:QuoteOn site report from Mr Mattis:The Penn meet was absolutely miserable conditions: 43 degrees, no wind and snow before and during the meet. This is what most folks don't understand about Sam. He threw 218 in high school and was routinely throwing between 220 and 227 in practices. We thought he had a great shot at setting the HS discus record. As a sophomore he was only 4 feet behind Crouser's HS sophomore class record. Last year he was throwing between 210 and 217 in practices. However, the Ivy…
Discussion of article Road to Portland on the way to Rio: Jillian Camarena-Williams (USA):Quote(Code, 1 line)
[caption id="attachment_15456" align="alignright" width="300"] Three world class girls getting ready for some shot putting[/caption]
Jill Camarena-Williams (born 2 March 1982) is a US American shot putter and member of fourteen international teams. Those teams include seven World Championship squads and the 2008 Peking [URL:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…%80%93_Women%27s_shot_put] (12th 18,51m 60' 8¾" SB) and 2012 London…
Discussion of article Road to Rio Off-Season : Jon Jones (USA):QuoteJon Jones (23 April, 1991) is a 6’0″ 310 lb shot putter from the United States. He took 4th at the 2014 USA Championships with a personal best of 20,75m (68’1″) and 3rd at the 2016. Jones punched his ticket to the Indoor World Championships in Portland at this weekend's US Trials.Display More
Jones was a baseball and US American football player until his 3rd year in high school when he gave-up 3rd base on the diamond for the ring.
5.44kg (12 lb)
2009 ... 14,93m (49' 0")
2010 ... 17,32m (56' 10")
Discussion of article Road to Rio Off Season : Jared Schuurmans (USA):QuoteJared Schuurmans (20 August, 1987) is a US American discus thrower. He holds a personal record of 66,10 m (216' 10") for the event, set in 2015. He was the national champion in 2015.Display More
Schuurmans won an NAIA discus title in 2010 while at Doane College. He was the silver medalist at the 2014 Pan American Games and in 2015 he placed 4th at the Pan American Games.
season bests :
2003 … 37,50m (123′)
2004 … 48,15m (158′)
2005 … 52,15m (171′)
2006 … 59,56m (195′ 5″)
2007 … 50,24m (164′…