2019 Men’s Shot World Rankings

Ryan Crouser earned his third No. 1 in the last 4 years. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

FOR THROWS FANS, at least, the World Championships shot was not only the event of the meet, it was arguably the event of the year. What’s not to love about a competition that finds the three podium climbers separated by a matter of millimeters?…

ALL 3 MEDALISTS (Joe Kovacs ’15), Ryan Crouser (’16 & ’17) & Tom Walsh (’18) came in with previous-year No. 1s on their résumés. Kovacs (with the Performance Of The Year?) came away with the gold, but in the final analysis couldn’t rate any higher than No. 4 for the whole campaign. He won only 4 of 17 meets overall and his sequence of DL finishes was a rather unremarkable 2-4-5-6-8. Crouser, on the other hand, racked up 10 wins in 13 tries and with a 3-1 margin over Walsh was a convincing No. 1…

KOVACS ENDED UP No. 4 as he came out on the losing end of head-to-head matchups with Crouser (1-6), Walsh (1-5) and Darlan Romani (2-4). The Brazilian had a sterling sequence of DL finishes (1-2-3-3-3) in repeating as No. 3.

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1. RYAN CROUSER (US) (12/18/92, 6-7/313) (2.01/142)
22.33 | 73-3¼i 1)Millrose G 2/09
22.22 | 72-10¾i 1)USATF Ind 2/23
22.74 | 74-7¼ 1)Long Beach 4/20
21.11 | 69-3¼ 1)Drake R 4/27
22.13 | 72-7¼ 1)Doha DL 5/03
22.67 | 74-4½ 1)Tucson 5/18
22.36 | 73-4½ 1)Chula Vista 6/16
22.17 | 72-9 2)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani
22.44 | 73-7½ 1)Chula Vista 7/13
22.62 | 74-2½ 1)USATF 7/26
22.28 | 73-1¼ 1)Bellinzona 9/01
22.08 | 72-5¼ 3)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani
22.90 | 75-1¾ 2)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs
(21.67q)
2. TOM WALSH (New Zealand) (3/01/92, 6-1¼/271) (1.86/123)
21.70 | 71-2½ 1)NZ Ch 3/08
20.84 | 68-4½ 2)Auckland 3/21 1. Bukowiecki
21.91 | 71-10¾ 1)Aus Ch 4/07
22.06 | 72-4½ 2)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser
22.18 | 72-9¼ 1)Chorzów 6/16
22.27 | 73-¾ 1)Ostrava IWC 6/20
21.76 | 71-4¾ 3)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser
22.44 | 73-7½ 1)Paris DL 8/24
22.15 | 72-8 1)Thum 8/30
21.98 | 72-1½ 1)Zagreb IWC 9/02
22.30 | 73-2 1)Brussels DL 9/05
21.90 | 71-10¼ 2)Chorzów 9/14 1. Bukowiecki
22.90 | 75-1¾ 3)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser
(21.92q)
3. DARLAN ROMANI (Brazil) (4/09/91, 6-0/280) (1.83/127)
21.83 | 71-7½ 1)São Paulo 2/23
21.28 | 69-9¾ 1)São Bernardo 4/14
21.69 | 71-2 2)Bragança Paulista IWC4/28 1. Enekwechi
21.60 | 70-10½ 3)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh
21.00 | 68-10¾ 1)SAm Ch 5/25
21.68 | 71-1½ 3)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Hill
21.77 | 71-5¼ 3)Chorzów 6/16 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk
22.61 | 74-2¼ 1)Stanford DL 6/30
22.02 | 72-3 1)Białystok 7/07
22.07 | 72-5 1)Pan-Am G 8/07
21.56 | 70-9 3)Paris DL 8/24 1. Walsh; 2. Kovacs
21.21 | 69-7 1)Bra Ch 9/01
22.15 | 72-8 2)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh
22.53 | 73-11 4)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh
(21.69q)
4. JOE KOVACS (US) (6/28/89, 6-¾/276) (1.85/125)
20.77 | 68-1¾i 1)New York City 1/26
20.86 | 68-5¼i 2)Millrose G 2/09 1. Crouser
19.52 | 64-½i 2)Columbus 2/15 1. Wu
21.40 | 70-2½i 2)USATF Ind 2/23 1. Crouser
20.20 | 66-3¼ 2)Charlottesville 4/20 1. Liskowitz
20.36 | 66-9¾ 1)Owens Cl 4/27
20.83 | 68-4¼ 6)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Romani; 4. Hill; 5. Haratyk
19.77 | 64-10½ 3)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Petersson; 2. Afonin
20.43 | 67-½ 3)Halle 6/01 1. Nedow; 2. Hill
21.29 | 69-10¼ 1)Prague 6/03
21.46 | 70-5 4)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Hill; 3. Romani
21.39 | 70-2¼ 5)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Haratyk
22.31 | 73-2½ 2)USATF 7/26 1. Crouser
22.11 | 72-6½ 2)Paris DL 8/24 1. Walsh
21.22 | 69-7½ 3)Zagreb IWC 9/02 1. Walsh; 2. Hill
20.60 | 67-7 8)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Crouser; 4. Bukowiecki; 5. Hill;
6. Haratyk; 7. Stanek
22.91 | 75-2 1)World Ch 10/05
(20.92q)
5. DARRELL HILL (US) (8/17/93, 6-3½/331) (1.92/150)
21.72 | 71-3¼ 1)Tucson 4/27
21.28 | 69-9¾ 4)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Romani
21.48 | 70-5¾ 1)Schönebeck 5/24
20.67 | 67-9¾ 2)Halle 6/01 1. Nedow
21.71 | 71-2¾ 2)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki
21.35 | 70-½ 6)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser; 3. T. Walsh; 4. Haratyk; 5. Kovacs
21.85 | 71-8¼ 2)Chula Vista 7/13 1. Crouser
22.11 | 72-6½ 3)USATF 7/26 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
21.50 | 70-6½ 2)Zagreb IWC 9/02 1. Walsh
21.13 | 69-4 5)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Crouser; 4. Bukowiecki
22.35 | 73-4 1)US v Europe 9/09
21.65 | 71-½ 5)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani
(21.25q)
6. MICHAŁ HARATYK (Poland) (4/10/92, 6-4¼/300) (1.94/136)
20.45 | 67-1¼i 2)Spała 2/03 1. Szyszkowski
3 | 9-10¼f –)Łódź 2/04 1. Buckowiecki; 2. Storl; 3. Richards…
19.98 | 65-6¾i 3)Madrid 2/08 1. Storl; 2. Bukowiecki
20.28 | 66-6½i 3)Potsdam 2/13 1. Bertemes; 2. Storl
20.92 | 68-7¾i 1)Pol Ind 2/17
21.65 | 71-½i 1)Euro Ind 3/01
(20.98iq)
21.18 | 69-6 5)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Romani; 4. Hill
21.46 | 70-5 1)Kielce 5/11
20.94 | 68-8½ 1)Ruda Talubska 5/24
20.51 | 67-3½ 1)Forbach 5/26
21.79 | 71-6 1)Gliwice 6/02
21.26 | 69-9 5)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Kovacs
21.90 | 71-10¼ 1)Bydgoszcz 6/12
21.98 | 72-1½ 2)Chorzów 6/16 1. Walsh
21.77 | 71-5¼ 2)Ostrava IWC 6/20 1. Walsh
21.12 | 69-3½ 1)Sopot 6/23
21.47 | 70-5¼ 1)Goleniów 6/26
21.61 | 70-10¾ 4)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser; 3. T. Walsh
21.26 | 69-9 1)Poznań 7/02
21.88 | 71-9½ 2)Bialystok 7/07 1. Romani
21.38 | 70-1¾ 1)Szczytno 7/20
22.32 | 73-2¾ 1)Warsaw 7/28
21.26 | 69-9 1)Jelenia Gora 8/01
22.32 | 73-2¾ 1)Cetniewo 8/03
21.83 | 71-7½ 1)Euro Teams 8/10
21.22 | 69-7½ 1)Szczecin 8/15
21.34 | 70-¼ 4)Paris DL 8/24 1. Walsh; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani
21.45 | 70-4½ 2)Pol Ch 8/25 1. Bukowiecki
20.69 | 67-10¾ 3)Bellinzona 9/01 1. Crouser; 2. Enekwechi
20.91 | 68-7¼ 6)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Crouser; 4. Bukowiecki; 5. Hill
21.88 | 71-9½ 3)Chorzów 9/14 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Walsh
20.52 | 67-4 nq)World Ch 10/03 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Hill;
6. Bukowiecki; 7. Gill; 8. Enekwechi; 9. Nedow; 10. Stanek;
11. Mihaljevic; 3f Sinancevic
7. KONRAD BUKOWIECKI (Poland) (3/17/97, 6-3¼/284) (1.91/129)
20.95 | 68-8¾i 1)Łódź 2/04
20.66 | 67-9½i 2)Madrid 2/08 1. Storl
18.60 | 61-¼i 7)Potsdam 2/13 1. Bertemes; 2. Storl; 3. Haratyk; 4. Gag; 5. Lewke
20.78 | 68-2¼i 2)Pol Ind 2/17 1. Haratyk
20.18 | 66-2½i nq)Euro Ind 3/01 1. Haratyk; 2. Storl; 3. Stanek; 4. Belo; 5. Bertemes;
6. Pezer; 7. Thomsen; 8. Skarvelis
20.20 | 66-3¼ 3)Christchurch 3/06 1. Walsh; 2. Gill
20.25 | 66-5¼ 3)NZ Ch 3/08 1. Walsh; 2. Gill
21.32 | 69-11½ 1)Auckland 3/21
20.46 | 67-1½ 8)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Romani; 4. Hill; 5. Haratyk;
6. Kovacs; 7. Stanek
19.99 | 65-7 3)Kielce 5/11 1. Haratyk; 2. Szyszkowski
20.20 | 66-3¼ 2)Ruda Talubska 5/24 1. Haratyk
20.32 | 66-8 2)Forbach 5/26 1. Haratyk
21.70 | 71-2½ 1)St. Pölten 5/30
21.97 | 72-1 1)Rome DL 6/06
20.37 | 66-10 4)Bydgoszcz 6/12 1. Haratyk; 2. Enekwechi; 3. Szyszkowski
21.58 | 70-9¾ 4)Chorzów 6/16 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Romani
20.50 | 67-3¼ 4)Ostrava IWC 6/20 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Stanek
19.28 | 63-3¼ 9)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser; 3. T. Walsh; 4. Haratyk; 5. Kovacs;
6. Hill; 7. Stanek; 8. Otterdahl
21.54 | 70-8 1)WUG 7/08
(20.19q)
21.51 | 70-7 1)Euro U23 7/12
(20.44q)
20.58 | 67-6¼ 3)Cetniewo 8/03 1. Haratyk; 2. Enekwechi
21.33 | 69-11¾ 1)Warsaw 8/17
21.20 | 69-6¾ 7)Paris DL 8/24 1. Walsh; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani; 4. Haratyk; 5. Stanek;
6. Mihaljevic
21.83 | 71-7½ 1)Pol Ch 8/25
20.58 | 67-6¼ 5)Zagreb IWC 9/02 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Kovacs; 4. Enekwechi
21.91 | 71-10¾ 4)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Crouser
21.92 | 71-11 2)US v Europe 9/09 1. Hill
21.99 | 72-1¾ 1)Karpacz 9/12
22.25 | 73-0 1)Chorzów 9/14
21.46 | 70-5 6)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Hill
(21.16q)
21.84 | 71-8 2)CISM 10/22 1. Romani
8. CHUK ENEKWECHI (Nigeria) (1/28/93, 5-11¼/236) (1.81/107)
20.55 | 67-5¼i 1)West Lafayette 2/02
21.09 | 69-2½i 1)Notre Dame 2/16
21.28 | 69-9¾ 1)Upland 4/06
21.15 | 69-4¾ 1)Illinois Twi 4/13
21.77 | 71-5¼ 1)Bragança Paulista IWC 4/28
20.54 | 67-4¾ 8)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Kovacs; 5. Haratyk;
6. Richards; 7. Nedow
20.50 | 67-3¼ 1)Lier 6/08
20.98 | 68-10 2)Bydgoszcz 6/12 1. Haratyk
20.44 | 67-¾ 5)Ostrava IWC 6/20 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk; 3. Stanek; 4. Bukowiecki
20.97 | 68-9¾ 4)Warsaw 7/28 1. Haratyk; 2. Bukowiecki; 3. Stanek
21.26 | 69-9 2)Cetniewo 8/03 1. Haratyk
21.19 | 69-6¼ 1)Cork 8/14
21.80 | 71-6¼ 1)Schifflange 8/18
21.48 | 70-5¾ 1)African G 8/27
21.44 | 70-4¼ 2)Bellinzona 9/01 1. Crouser
20.95 | 68-8¾ 4)Zagreb IWC 9/02 1. Walsh; 2. Hill; 3. Kovacs
21.18 | 69-6 8)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Hill;
6. Bukowiecki; 7. Gill
(20.94q)
9. JACKO GILL (New Zealand) (12/20/94, 6-2¾/260) (1.90/118)
20.29 | 66-7 2)Hastings 1/26 1. Walsh
20.53 | 67-4¼ 1)Hamilton 2/09
20.58 | 67-6¼ 2)Christchurch 3/06 1. Walsh
20.71 | 67-11½ 2)NZ Ch 4/08
20.76 | 68-1½ 3)Auckland 3/21 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Walsh
20.75 | 68-1 1)Oceania Ch 6/27
21.13 | 69-4 1)Brno 8/28
21.21 | 69-7 2)Thum 8/30 1. Walsh
21.47 | 70-5¼ 1)Ústí Nad Labem 9/12
21.45 | 70-4½ 7)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Hill;
6. Bukowiecki
(21.12q)
10. TOMÁŠ STANĚK (Czech Republic) (6/13/91, 6-2¾/280) (1.90/127)
21.16 | 69-5¼i 1)Jablonec 1/19
21.25 | 69-8¾i 3)Euro Ind 3/01 1. Haratyk; 2. Storl
(20.90iq)
20.61 | 67-7½ 7)Doha DL 5/03 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Romani; 4. Hill; 5. Haratyk;
6. Kovacs
20.22 | 66-4¼ 1)Turnov 5/28
21.19 | 69-6¼ 2)Prague 6/03 1. Kovacs
19.66 | 64-6 10)Rome DL 6/06 1. Bukowiecki; 2. Hill; 3. Romani; 4. Kovacs; 5. Haratyk;
6. Richards; 7. Nedow; 8. Enekwechi; 9. Jensen
21.04 | 69-½ 3)Ostrava IWC 6/20 1. Walsh; 2. Haratyk
20.77 | 68-1¾ 7)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Romani; 2. Crouser; 3. T. Walsh; 4. Haratyk; 5. Kovacs;
6. Hill
21.08 | 69-2 1)Kladno 7/13
19.81 | 65-0 1)CzR Ch 7/27
21.21 | 69-7 3)Warsaw 7/28 1. Haratyk; 2. Bukowiecki
20.65 | 67-9 2)Euro Teams 8/10 1. Haratyk
20.65 | 67-9 1)Ústi Nad Orlicí 8/17
21.30 | 69-10¾ 5)Paris DL 8/24 1. Walsh; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani; 4. Haratyk
20.86 | 68-5¼ 1)Děčín 8/31
21.67 | 71-1¼ 1)Domažlice 9/01
20.86 | 68-5¼ 7)Brussels DL 9/05 1. Walsh; 2. Romani; 3. Crouser; 4. Bukowiecki; 5. Hill;
6. Haratyk
20.78 | 68-2¼ 2)Ústí Nad Labem 9/12 1. Gill
20.79 | 68-2½ 10)World Ch 10/05 1. Kovacs; 2. Crouser; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Hill;
6. Bukowiecki; 7. Gill; 8. Enekwechi; 9. Nedow
(21.02q)

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Ryan Crouser (Nike) 6. Josh Awotunde (Chula Vista Elite)
1)USATF Indoor, 1)USATF, 2)World Ch 3)USATF Indoor, 2)Iron Wood, 5)USATF
2. *Joe Kovacs (Velaasa/NYAC) 7. Curt Jensen (Velaasa)
2)USATF Indoor, 2)USATF, 1)World Ch 4)USATF Indoor, 9)Rome DL, 7)USATF
3. *Darrell Hill (Nike) 8. David Pless (Iron Wood TC)
3)USATF, 1)vs Europe, 5)World Ch 5)USATF Indoor, 2)Tucson Elite II, 8)USATF
4. Payton Otterdahl (North Dakota State) 9. Tripp Piperi (Texas)
1)NCAA Indoor, 4)NCAA, 6)USATF 2)NCAA Indoor, 1)NCAA, 13)USATF
5. Jon Jones (Velaasa) 10. Jordan Geist (Arizona)
1)Tucson Elite, 1)Iron Wood, 4)USATF 5)NCAA Indoor, 3)NCAA, 14)USATF

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