2018 Men’s Shot World Rankings

Tom Walsh joined the 73-foot club in early March and 3 weeks later became a 74-footer. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

BACK IN ’14 Tom Walsh became the second New Zealander ever to garner a shot ranking, debuting at No. 5. In the next 3 years he climbed first to No. 3, then to a pair of No. 2s. And now he’s finally No. 1… The Kiwi star actually had a 3-5 losing record to 2-time reigning No. 1 Ryan Crouser, but the quality of his wins—including World Indoor Gold and the DL final—combined with his mark superiority to give him the edge. Walsh, who moved to No. 5 on the all-time list and joined the 74-foot club, won 3 of the year’s 5 DL meets, Crouser the other 2. The American missed the entire indoor season with an injury to the index finger on his throwing hand…

THE BATTLE FOR No. 3 between Darlan Romani and Darrell Hill was a tight one, with the former having a narrow 3–2 head-to-head margin and slightly better marks. Romani thus became the first Brazilian ever to earn a spot in this event…

THE U.S. WAS the top-scoring nation for the 27th straight year (the Soviet Union leading back in ’91), but its total of 19 points was the lowest since the streak began. Joining Crouser and Hill was Ryan Whiting at No. 8.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. TOM WALSH (New Zealand) (3/1/92, 6-1¼/271) (1.86/123)
20.99 | 68-10½ 1)Christchurch 1/20
21.14 | 69-4¼ 1)Hastings 1/27
21.87 | 71-9 1)Hamilton 2/10
22.31 | 73-2½i 1)World Ind 3/03
21.58 | 70-9¾ 1)NZ Ch 3/11
22.06 | 72-4½ 1)Timaru 3/14
21.65 | 71-½ 1)Christchurch 3/16
22.67 | 74-4½ 1)Auckland 3/25
21.41 | 70-3 1)Comm G 4/09
(22.45q)
21.82 | 71-7¼ 2)Drake R 4/28 1. Crouser
21.73 | 71-3½ 1)Tucson 5/19
21.84 | 71-8 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani
22.29 | 73-1¾ 1)Oslo DL 6/07
21.63 | 70-11¾ 2)Chorzów 6/08 1. Crouser
22.16 | 72-8½ 1)Ostrava IWC 6/13
21.92 | 71-11 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
21.49 | 70-6¼ 5)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Haratyk
21.71 | 71-2¾ 1)Thum 8/17
21.28 | 69-9¾ 2)Chorzów 8/22 1. Haratyk
21.55 | 70-8½ 1)Bad Köstritz 8/24
22.60 | 74-1¾ 1)Zürich DL 8/30
21.78 | 71-5½ 2)Zagreb IWC 9/03 1. Crouser
21.43 | 70-3¾ –)Cont Cup 9/08
2. RYAN CROUSER (US) (12/18/92, 6-7/265) (2.01/120)
22.01 | 72-2½ 1)Drake R 4/28
22.21 | 72-10½ 1)Chula Vista 5/14
22.53 | 73-11 1)Eugene DL 5/26
22.31 | 73-2½ 1)Prague 6/04
22.21 | 72-10½ 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Walsh
22.27 | 73-¾ 1)Chorzów 6/08
21.43 | 70-3¾ 4)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Stanek
20.99 | 68-10½ 2)USATF 6/23 1. Hill
22.05 | 72-4¼ 1)Monaco DL 7/19
22.18 | 72-9¼ 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill
22.09 | 72-5¾ 1)Zagreb IWC 9/03
21.63 | 70-11¾ –)Cont Cup 9/08
3. DARLAN ROMANI (Brazil) (4/9/91, 6-0/280) (1.83/127)
21.06 | 69-1¼ 1)São Bernardo do Campo 2/03
21.68 | 71-1½i 1)São Caetano do Sul 2/17
21.37 | 70-1½i 4)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek
21.94 | 71-11¾ 1)Białystok 5/20
21.95 | 72-¼ 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk
21.21 | 69-7 1)SA Games 6/07
21.38 | 70-1¾ 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Walsh
21.48 | 70-5¾ 2)Bragança Paulista IWC 7/08 1. C. Jensen
21.70 | 71-2½ 3)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser; 2. Hill
20.74 | 68-½ 1)Ibero-Am Ch 8/25
21.94 | 71-11¾ 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Crouser
21.89 | 71-10 –)Cont Cup 9/08
22.00 | 72-2¼ 1)Bra Ch 9/15
4. DARRELL HILL (US) (8/17/93, 6-3½/331) (1.92/150)
19.87 | 65-2¼i 1)Seattle 1/13
20.54 | 67-4¾i 1)University Park 1/27
20.83 | 68-4¼i 1)Albuquerque 2/03
20.02 | 65-8¼i 2)USATF Ind 2/18 1. Whiting
21.06 | 69-1¼i 6)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek; 4. Romani; 5. Pezer
20.62 | 67-8 1)La Jolla 4/14
20.39 | 66-10¾ 5)Drake R 4/28 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Jensen; 4. Enekwechi
21.07 | 69-1½ 1)Tucson 5/17
21.40 | 70-2½ 2)Tucson 5/19 1. Walsh
21.19 | 69-6¼ 5)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh
20.41 | 66-11½ 1)Florø 6/02
21.20 | 69-6¾ 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Walsh; 2. Crouser
21.57 | 70-9¼ 1)USATF 6/23
21.04 | 69-½ 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Haratyk
21.45 | 70-4½ 1)Ústí Nad Labem 7/10
21.43 | 70-3¾ 2)World Cup 7/14 1. Haratyk
21.72 | 71-3¼ 2)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser
21.68 | 71-1½ 1)NACAC Ch 8/10
20.98 | 68-10 4)Chorzów 8/22 1. Haratyk; 2. Walsh; 3. Stanek
21.50 | 70-6½ 1)Warsaw 8/26
22.40 | 73-6 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh
5. MICHAŁ HARATYK (Poland) (4/10/92, 6-4¼/300) (1.94/136)
21.45 | 70-4½i 1)Spała 2/04
20.96 | 68-9¼i 2)Madrid 2/08 1. Stanek
21.12 | 69-3½i 3)Toruń 2/15 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Stanek
21.47 | 70-5¼i 1)Pol Ind 2/18
20.69 | 67-10¾i 10)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek; 4. Romani; 5. Pezer;
6. Hill; 7. Whiting; 8. Bukowiecki; 9. Nedow
21.18 | 69-6 2)Leiria 3/11 1. Lesnoy
21.06 | 69-1¼ 1)Kielce 5/12
21.67 | 71-1¼ 2)Białystok 5/20 1. Romani
21.97 | 72-1 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser
21.58 | 70-9¾ 3)Chorzów 6/08 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh
22.08 | 72-5¼ 2)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Walsh
21.21 | 69-7 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani
21.13 | 69-4 1)Cetniewo 7/08
21.95 | 72-¼ 1)World Cup 7/14
21.59 | 70-10 4)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser; 2. Hill; 3. Romani
21.85 | 71-8¼ 1)Pol Ch 7/22
21.72 | 71-3¼ 1)European Ch 8/07
(20.59q)
21.08 | 69-2 1)Szczecin 8/15
21.33 | 69-11¾ 1)Chorzów 8/22
21.23 | 69-8 2)Warsaw 8/26 1. Hill
21.23 | 69-8 7)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Crouser; 4. Romani; 5. Stanek;
6. Storl
21.21 | 69-7 1)Inowrocław 9/01
21.24 | 69-8¼ 4)Zagreb IWC 9/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Storl
21.36 | 70-1 –)Cont Cup 9/08
21.00 | 68-10¾ 1)Ostróda 9/22
6. DAVID STORL (Germany) (7/27/90, 6-6¼/269) (1.99/122)
20.37 | 66-10i 1)Chemnitz 1/20
20.58 | 67-6¼i 1)Saßnitz 2/11
21.03 | 69-0i 4)Toruń 2/15 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Stanek; 3. Haratyk
21.19 | 69-6¼i 1)Ger Ind 2/17
21.44 | 70-4¼i 2)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh
21.10 | 69-2¾ 1)Schönebeck 5/18
20.49 | 67-2¾ 7)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh; 5. Hill;
6. Whiting
21.02 | 68-11¾ 1)Osterode 6/01
20.97 | 68-9¾ 4)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Walsh; 2. Crouser; 3. Hill
21.16 | 69-5¼ 4)Chorzów 6/08 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Haratyk
21.18 | 69-6 5)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Stanek; 4. Crouser
20.90 | 68-7 1)Bottrop 7/08
21.62 | 70-11¼ 1)Biberach 7/09
21.41 | 70-3 6)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Haratyk; 5. Walsh
21.26 | 69-9 1)Ger Ch 7/20
21.41 | 70-3 3)European Ch 8/07 1. Haratyk; 2. Bukowiecki
(20.63q)
21.62 | 70-11¼ 2)Thum 8/17 1. Walsh
20.87 | 68-5¾ 2)Bad Köstritz 8/24 1. Walsh
21.33 | 69-11¾ 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Crouser; 4. Romani; 5. Stanek
21.46 | 70-5 3)Zagreb IWC 9/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh
7. TOMÁŠ STANĚK (Czech Republic) (6/13/91, 6-2¾/280) (1.90/127)
21.61 | 70-10¾i 1)Ostrava 1/25
22.17 | 72-9i 1)Düsseldorf 2/06
21.69 | 71-2i 1)Madrid 2/08
21.83 | 71-7½i 2)Toruń 2/15 1. Bukowiecki
21.59 | 70-10i 1)Cze Ind 2/18
21.44 | 70-4¼i 3)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl
20.71 | 67-11½ 3)Prague 6/04 1. Crouser; 2. Lesnoy
20.82 | 68-3¾ 5)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Walsh; 2. Crouser; 3. Hill; 4. Storl
21.46 | 70-5 3)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk
20.99 | 68-10½ 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Haratyk; 4. Hill
20.87 | 68-5¾ 3)Ústí Nad Labem 7/10 1. Hill; 2. Bukowiecki
21.24 | 69-8¼ 7)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Crouser; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Haratyk; 5. Walsh;
6. Storl
21.52 | 70-7¼ 1)Cze Ch 7/29
21.16 | 69-5¼ 4)European Ch 8/07 1. Haratyk; 2. Bukowiecki; 3. Storl
(19.77q)
21.05 | 69-¾ 3)Chorzów 8/22 1. Haratyk; 2. Walsh
21.87 | 71-9 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Crouser; 4. Romani
21.06 | 69-1¼ 5)Zagreb IWC 9/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Storl; 4. Haratyk
21.22 | 69-7½ –)Cont Cup 9/08
21.16 | 69-5¼ 1)Domažlice 9/14
8. RYAN WHITING (US) (11/24/86, 6-3¼/295) (1.91/134)
19.68 | 64-6¾i 5)Ostrava 1/25 1. Stanek; 2. Pezer; 3. Zunic; 4. Bukowiecki
19.99 | 65-7i 1)New York City 1/27
20.23 | 66-4½i 5)Düsseldorf 2/06 1. Stanek; 2. Zunic; 3. Bukowiecki; 4. Arnaudov
20.36 | 66-9¾i 4)Madrid 2/08 1. Stanek; 2. Haratyk; 3. Zunic
20.65 | 67-9i 1)USATF Ind 2/18
21.03 | 69-0i 7)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek; 4. Romani; 5. Pezer;
6. Hill
20.54 | 67-4¾ 4)Timaru 3/14 1. Walsh; 2. Nedow; 3. Birkinhead
20.99 | 68-10½ 2)Auckland 3/25 1. Walsh
20.25 | 66-5¼ 6)Drake R 4/28 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Jensen; 4. Enekwechi; 5. Hill
20.46 | 67-1½ 4)Tucson 5/19 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Jones
20.64 | 67-8¾ 6)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh; 5. Hill
20.25 | 66-5¼ 6)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Walsh; 2. Crouser; 3. Hill; 4. Storl; 5. Stanek
20.10 | 65-11½ 6)Chorzów 6/08 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Haratyk; 4. Storl; 5. Bukowiecki
20.66 | 67-9½ 7)Ostrava IWC 6/13 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Stanek; 4. Crouser; 5. Storl;
6. Kovacs
20.79 | 68-2½ 4)USATF 6/23 1. Hill; 2. Crouser; 3. C. Jensen
20.91 | 68-7¼ 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Haratyk; 4. Hill; 5. Stanek
20.60 | 67-7 4)Ústí Nad Labem 7/10 1. Hill; 2. Bukowiecki; 3. Stanek
20.46 | 67-1½ 5)Thum 8/17 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Arnaudov; 4. Bertemes
20.16 | 66-1¾ 5)Chorzów 8/22 1. Haratyk; 2. Walsh; 3. Stanek; 4. Hill
20.48 | 67-2¼ 4)Bad Köstritz 8/24 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Richards
20.25 | 66-5¼ 4)Warsaw 8/26 1. Hill; 2. Haratyk; 3. Szyszkowski
20.56 | 67-5½ 8)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Crouser; 4. Romani; 5. Stanek;
6. Storl; 7. Haratyk
9. KONRAD BUKOWIECKI (Poland) (3/17/97, 6-3¼/284) (1.91/129)
20.29 | 66-7i 4)Ostrava 1/25 1. Stanek; 2. Pezer; 3. Zunic
21.23 | 69-8i 1)Spała 1/28
20.73 | 68-¼i 3)Düsseldorf 2/06 1. Stanek; 2. Zunic
19.48 | 63-11i 6)Madrid 2/08 1. Stanek; 2. Haratyk; 3. Zunic; 4. Whiting; 5. Vivas
22.00 | 72-2¼i 1)Toruń 2/15
20.60 | 67-7i 2)Pol Ind 2/18 1. Haratyk
20.99 | 68-10½i 8)World Ind 3/03 1. Walsh; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek; 4. Romani; 5. Pezer;
6. Hill; 7. Whiting
20.19 | 66-3 6)Timaru 3/14 1. Walsh; 2. Nedow; 3. Birkinhead; 4. Whiting; 5. Richards
20.75 | 68-1 3)Auckland 3/25 1. Walsh; 2. Whiting
19.83 | 65-¾ 2)Mersin 5/20 1. Odeveci
20.12 | 66-¼ 9)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Crouser; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh; 5. Hill;
6. Whiting; 7. Storl; 8. Kovacs
21.06 | 69-1¼ 1)Łódź 6/03
19.20 | 63-0 1)Łomźa 6/05
20.32 | 66-8 5)Chorzów 6/08 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Haratyk; 4. Storl
21.01 | 68-11¼ 1)Sieradz 6/30
20.55 | 67-5¼ 2)Cetniewo 7/08 1. Haratyk
21.09 | 69-2½ 2)Ústí Nad Labem 7/10 1. Hill
21.04 | 69-½ 2)Pol Ch 7/22 1. Haratyk
21.66 | 71-¾ 2)European Ch 8/07 1. Haratyk
(19.89q)
21.09 | 69-2½ 1)Bursa 8/16
19.79 | 64-11¼ 8)Chorzów 8/22 1. Haratyk; 2. Walsh; 3. Stanek; 4. Hill; 5. Whiting;
6. Richards; 7. Szyszkowski
19.68 | 64-6¾ 7)Warsaw 8/26 1. Hill; 2. Haratyk; 3. Szyszkowski; 4. Whiting; 5. Richards;
6. Elemba
19.92 | 65-4¼ 2)Inowrocław 9/01 1. Haratyk
10. ALEKSANDR LESNOY (Russia) (7/28/88, 6-4¼/256) (1.94/116)
20.61 | 67-7½i 1)Slavyansk-na-Kubani 1/30
21.05 | 69-¾i 2)Rus Ind 2/13 1. Afonin
(19.53iq)
21.32 | 69-11½ 1)Leiria 3/11
21.14 | 69-4¼ 1)Adler 5/15
20.64 | 67-8¾ 1)Smolensk 5/29
20.77 | 68-1¾ 2)Prague 6/04 1. Crouser
21.08 | 69-2 1)Moscow 6/11
21.12 | 69-3½ 1)Montreuil 6/19
21.38 | 70-1¾ 1)Zhukovskiy 6/23
21.37 | 70-1½ 1)Zhukovskiy 7/11
21.58 | 70-9¾ 1)Rus Ch 7/20
21.04 | 69-½ 5)European Ch 8/07 1. Haratyk; 2. Bukowiecki; 3. Storl; 4. Stanek
(20.47q)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Ryan Crouser (Nike) 6. Josh Awotunde (South Carolina)
1)Eugene DL, 2)USATF, 1)Monaco DL 3)NCAA Indoor, 2)NCAA, 7)USATF
2. *Darrell Hill (Nike) 7. Josh Freeman (Iron Wood TC)
6)World Indoor, 1)USATF, 2)Zürich DL 7)Drake Relays, 2)Iron Wood, 6)USATF
3. *Ryan Whiting (Nike) 8. Jon Jones (unattached)
1)USATF Indoor, 7)World Indoor, 4)USATF 3)USATF Indoor, 3)Tucson, 9)USATF
4. Curt Jensen (Velaasa) 9. Garrett Appier (unattached)
4)USATF Indoor, 3)Drake Relays, 3)USATF 10)USATF Indoor, 3)Iron Wood, 8)USATF
5. Joe Kovacs (Velaasa/New York AC) 10. David Pless (Iron Wood TC)
8)Eugene DL, 7)Oslo DL, 5)USATF 7)USATF Indoor, 4)Iron Wood, 10)USATF

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