2018 Women’s Shot World Rankings

One of Lijiao Gong’s dozen wins was the World Cup title. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

REIGNING NO. 1 GONG got off to a losing start, capturing “only” bronze at the World Indoor. That was the last time she would fail to occupy the top spot on the podium, racking up a dozen straight wins to score an easy repeat. It’s appearance No. 12 for Gong, all of them in a row…

THE BABY DEPARTMENT: Christina Schwanitz was an easy No. 2, returning to the Rankings after missing the entire ’17 outdoor season to childbirth… 9-time leader Valerie Adams returned from having a baby as well (and may miss some/all of ’19 for the same reason), sneaking in at the No. 9 position. It’s appearance No. 15 for the Kiwi, leaving her just 1 behind all-time leader Helena Fibingerová. She’s also just 4 points away from passing the Czech for the all-time scoring leadership…

RAVEN SAUNDERS left school early and responded with her best finish yet, a No. 3 that made her the leading American for the first time… Missing from the show after 8 straight appearances is Michelle Carter, whose No. 6 is her lowest status among Americans since that same placing in ’07.

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1. LIJIAO GONG (China) (1/24/89, 5-8½/243) (1.74/110)
19.08 | 62-7¼i 3)World Ind 3/02 1. Marton; 2. Thomas-Dodd
19.53 | 64-1i 1)Beijing 3/24
19.51 | 64-¼ 1)Zhaoqing 4/12
19.16 | 62-10½ 1)Zhuzhou 4/18
19.99 | 65-7 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
19.30 | 63-4 1)Huaian 5/18
19.19 | 62-11½ 1)Chongqing 5/24
20.38 | 66-10½ 1)Guiyang 6/17
19.90 | 65-3½ 1)World Cup 7/15
20.31 | 66-7¾ 1)Monaco DL 7/19
19.66 | 64-6 1)Asian G 8/26
19.83 | 65-¾ 1)Brussels DL 8/30
19.63 | 64-5 )Cont Cup 9/09
18.62 | 61-1¼ 1)Chn Ch 9/17
2. CHRISTINA SCHWANITZ (Germany) (12/24/85, 5-10¾/227) (1.80/103)
19.39 | 63-7½ 1)Halle 5/12
19.13 | 62-9¼ 1)Schönebeck 5/18
19.50 | 63-11¾ 1)Gelenau 5/21
19.19 | 62-11½ 1)Halle 5/26
19.17 | 62-10¾ 1)Osterode 6/01
19.21 | 63-¼ 1)Huelva 6/08
19.02 | 62-5 1)Madrid IWC 6/22
19.78 | 64-10¾ 1)Biberach 7/09
19.40 | 63-7¾ 1)Rabat DL 7/13
19.51 | 64-¼ 3)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong; 2. Saunders
20.06 | 65-9¾ 1)Ger Ch 7/20
19.19 | 62-11½ 2)European Ch 8/08 1. Guba
(18.83q)
18.84 | 61-9¾ 1)Thum 8/17
18.20 | 59-8½ 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
18.61 | 61-¾ 1)Bad Köstritz 8/24
19.50 | 63-11¾ 3)Brussels DL 8/30 1. Gong; 2. Saunders
19.25 | 63-2 1)Berlin IWC 9/02
19.73 | 64-8¾ )Cont Cup 9/09
3. RAVEN SAUNDERS (US) (5/15/96, 5-5/240) (165/109)
19.56 | 64-2¼ 1)Auburn 4/21
19.51 | 64-¼ 1)Baton Rouge 4/28
18.63 | 61-1½ 3)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.57 | 60-11¼ 2)Kingston 6/09 1. Thomas-Dodd
18.74 | 61-5¾ 3)USATF 6/24 1. Ewen; 2. Ramsey
18.79 | 61-7¾ 1)Gyulai M 7/02
18.51 | 60-8¾ 4)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya; 3. Adams
19.67 | 64-6½ 2)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong
19.64 | 64-5¼ 2)Brussels DL 8/30 1. Gong
18.05 | 59-2¾ 6)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Schwanitz; 2. Guba; 3. Gambetta; 4. Roos; 5. Boekelman
19.74 | 64-9¼ )Cont Cup 9/09
4. PAULINA GUBA (Poland) (5/14/91, 5-10¾/198) (1.80/90)
18.73 | 61-5½i 1)Spała 2/04
18.77 | 61-7i 1)Pol Ind 2/17
18.54 | 60-10i 5)World Ind 3/02 1. Marton; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Gong; 4. Gao
18.25 | 59-10½ 5)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Saunders; 4. Leantsiuk
18.22 | 59-9½ 1)Łódź 5/19
18.77 | 61-7 1)Białystok 5/20
18.73 | 61-5½ 1)Lublin 5/27
18.64 | 61-2 2)Bydgoszcz 5/29 1. Dubitskaya
18.94 | 62-1¾ 1)Bottnaryd 6/16
18.81 | 61-8½ 2)Madrid IWC 6/22 1. Schwanitz
18.78 | 61-7½ 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Saunders
19.38 | 63-7 1)Cetniewo 7/08
19.29 | 63-3½ 2)World Cup 7/15 1. Gong
18.54 | 60-10 6)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Adams; 5. Ewen
18.82 | 61-9 1)Pol Ch 7/22
19.33 | 63-5 1)European Ch 8/08
(18.66q)
17.92 | 58-9½ 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Schwanitz
18.14 | 59-6¼ 2)Chorzów 8/22 1. Dubitskaya
18.48 | 60-7¾ 1)Warsaw 8/26
18.54 | 60-10 5)Brussels DL 8/30 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya
18.58 | 60-11½ 2)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Schwanitz
18.94 | 62-1¾ )Cont Cup 9/09
5. ANITA MÁRTON (Hungary) (1/15/89, 5-7¼/185) (171/84)
18.23 | 59-9¾i 1)Budapest 1/20
18.38 | 60-3¾i 1)Budapest 2/03
18.87 | 61-11i 1)Saßnitz 2/11
18.70 | 61-4¼i 1)Hun Ind 2/24
19.62 | 64-4½i 1)World Ind 3/02
19.12 | 62-8¾ 1)Leiria 3/10
18.61 | 61-¾ 1)Bar 5/01
18.06 | 59-3 1)Veszprém 5/07
18.16 | 59-7 6)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Saunders; 4. Leantsiuk; 5. Guba
17.98 | 59-0 1)Senta 5/19
18.36 | 60-3 3)Bydgoszcz 5/29 1. Dubitskaya; 2. Guba
16.36 | 53-8¼ 1)Budapest 6/02
17.76 | 58-3¼ 1)Hun Ch 6/23
(15.92q)
6. DANNIEL THOMAS-DODD (Jamaica) (11/11/92, 5-5/196) (165/89)
18.21 | 59-9i 1)Kent 1/13
18.46 | 60-6¾i 1)Findlay 1/27
19.05 | 62-6i 1)Kent 2/10
18.66 | 61-2¾i 1)Kent 2/17
19.22 | 63-¾i 2)World Ind 3/02 1. Marton
19.36 | 63-6¼ 1)Comm G 4/13
(16.89q)
18.70 | 61-4¼ 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong
17.96 | 58-11¼ 2)Kingston IWC 5/19 1. Stevens
18.59 | 61-0 1)Kingston 6/09
18.15 | 59-6¾ 2)Bragança Paulista IWC 7/08 1. Lopez
18.04 | 59-2¼ 8)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya; 3. Adams; 4. Saunders; 5. Crew;
6. Ramsey; 7. Roos
17.74 | 58-2½ 8)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Adams; 5. Ewen;
6. Guba; 7. Carter
17.72 | 58-1¾ 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Schwanitz; 2. Guba; 3. Boekelman
18.27 | 59-11¼ 6)Brussels DL 8/30 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Guba
16.96 | 55-7¾ )Cont Cup 9/09
7. ALIONA DUBITSKAYA (Belarus) (1/25/90, 5-11½/170) (182/77)
18.21 | 59-9i 6)World Ind 3/02 1. Marton; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Gong; 4. Gao; 5. Guba
18.47 | 60-7¼ 2)Leiria 3/10 1. Marton
18.63 | 61-1½ 1)Brest 4/27
18.76 | 61-6¾ 2)Białystok 5/20 1. Guba
19.02 | 62-5 1)Bydgoszcz 5/29
19.14 | 62-9½ 1)Brest 6/08
18.29 | 60-¼ 2)Minsk 6/22 1. Mavrodieva
19.21 | 63-¼ 2)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Schwanitz
18.93 | 62-1¼ 1)Blr Ch 7/20
18.81 | 61-8½ 3)European Ch 8/08 1. Guba; 2. Schwanitz
(18.67q)
19.06 | 62-6½ 1)Chorzów 8/22
19.01 | 62-4½ 4)Brussels DL 8/30 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz
18.91 | 62-½ 1)Padua 9/02
8. MAGGIE EWEN (US) (9/23/94, 5-10/174) (1.78/79)
18.44 | 60-6i 1)Flagstaff 1/12
18.67 | 61-3i 1)College Station 1/20
18.22 | 59-9½i 1)Lincoln 2/03
19.20 | 63-0i 1)Albuquerque 2/10
18.98 | 62-3¼i 1)Seattle 2/24
18.49 | 60-8i 1)NCAA Ind 3/09
19.22 | 63-¾ 1)Sun Angel 4/07
18.39 | 60-4 2)La Jolla 4/14 1. Roos
19.46 | 63-10¼ 1)Tucson 4/28
19.22 | 63-¾ 1)Pac-12 5/12
19.17 | 62-10¾ 1)NCAA 6/07
(19.13q)
19.29 | 63-3½ 1)USATF 6/24
18.23 | 59-9¾ 3)World Cup 7/15 1. Gong; 2. Guba
18.62 | 61-1¼ 5)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Adams
18.22 | 59-9½ 1)NACAC Ch 8/12
9. VALERIE ADAMS (New Zealand) (10/06/84, 6-4/265) (1.93/120)
17.83 | 58-6 1)NZ Ch 3/09
18.06 | 59-3 2)Christchurch 3/16 1. Crew
18.48 | 60-7¾ 1)Auckland 3/25
18.70 | 61-4¼ 2)Comm G 4/13 1. Thomas-Dodd
(18.52q)
18.18 | 59-7¾ 1)New Caledonia 5/05
18.01 | 59-1¼ 8)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Saunders; 4. Leantsiuk; 5. Guba;
6. Marton; 7. Gao
18.67 | 61-3 1)Lucerne 7/09
18.93 | 62-1¼ 3)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya
19.31 | 63-4¼ 4)Monaco DL 7/19 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Schwanitz
10. YANG GAO (China) (3/01/93, 5-10/243) (178/110)
17.86 | 58-7¼i 1)Neubrandenburg 1/20
18.54 | 60-10i 1)Rochlitz 2/04
17.88 | 58-8i 2)Saßnitz 2/11 1. Marton
18.77 | 61-7i 4)World Ind 3/02 1. Marton; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Gong
18.12 | 59-5½ 7)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Saunders; 4. Leantsiuk; 5. Guba;
6. Marton
18.28 | 59-11¾ 2)Halle 5/26 1. Schwanitz
18.36 | 60-3 2)Osterode 6/01 1. Schwanitz
18.22 | 59-9½ 2)Biberach 7/09 1. Schwanitz
17.77 | 58-3¾ 1)Berlin 8/11
17.64 | 57-10½ 2)Asian G 8/26 1. Gong
15.87 | 52-¾ 5)Chn Ch 9/17 1. Gong; 2. Geng; 3. Guo; 4. Song
U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Raven Saunders (Nike) 6. Michelle Carter (Nike NYAC)
3)USATF, 2)Monaco DL, 2)Brussels DL 5)Kingston, 6)USATF, 7)Monaco DL
2. *Maggie Ewen (Arizona State) 7. Dani Hill (Nike)
1)NCAA, 1)USATF, 5)Monaco DL 1)USATF Indoor, 12)World Indoor, 11)USATF
3. Jeneva Stevens (unattached) 8. Rachel Fatherly (Velaasa)
3)USATF Indoor, 8)World Indoor, 7)USATF 7)USATF Indoor, 2)Tucson, 8)USATF
4. Jessica Ramsey (unattached) 9. Jessica Woodard (Oklahoma)
9)USATF Indoor, 2)USATF, 6)Rabat DL 3)NCAA Indoor, 2)NCAA, 9)USATF
5. Monique Riddick (unattached) 10. Jeneah Stewart (Mississippi)
1)Tucson, 3)Kingston, 4)USATF 15)NCAA Indoor, 5)NCAA, 5)USATF

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