2019 Women’s Shot World Rankings

List leader Lijiao Gong had a margin of more than 2ft over the year’s next farthest thrower. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

WHILE THE MEN’S SHOT saw a huge rise in the overall level of performance, the women’s went the other way. For the first time since ’70 (!) there was only a single mark past the 20m (65-7½) barrier. That mark belonged to Lijiao Gong, who lost only a single meet all year and handily won her third title in a row…

GONG’S ONLY LOSS was authored by breakthrough performer Chase Ealey, who had a poor WC, her 7th there restricting her to the No. 3 spot behind Danniel Thomas-Dodd. The Jamaican’s Doha silver confirmed her status as No. 2, just ahead of the American she beat 5-4 overall…

EALEY WAS JUST a 57-5¾ (17.57) performer as the year began, but became a 58-footer in her first meet of the year, a 59-, 60- and 61-footer in her second, a 62-footer in her sixth and then a 63- and 64-footer in her seventh. And she tacked on 3 more 64-foot meets before the year was out.

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1. LIJIAO GONG (China) (1/24/89, 5-8½/243) (1.74/110)
18.72 | 61-5 1)Long Beach 3/02
19.14 | 62-9½i 1)Hangzhou 3/20
18.78 | 61-7½ 1)Huangshi 4/14
19.18 | 62-11¼ 1)Asian Ch 4/21
19.44 | 63-9½ 2)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey
19.84 | 65-1¼ 1)Nanjing IWC 5/21
18.93 | 62-1¼ 1)Luoyang 5/30
19.51 | 64-¼ 1)Oslo DL 6/13
19.79 | 64-11¼ 1)Stanford DL 6/30
19.78 | 64-10¾ 1)Chn Ch 7/09
19.16 | 62-10½ 1)Chn Tr 8/02
19.46 | 63-10¼ 1)Daqing 8/24
20.31 | 66-7¾ 1)Zürich DL 8/29
19.55 | 64-1¾ 1)World Ch 10/03
(18.96/62-2½q)
2. DANNIEL THOMAS-DODD (Jamaica) (11/11/92, 5-5/196) (1.65/89)
19.00 | 62-4 1)Knoxville 4/12
19.48 | 63-11 1)Charlottesville 4/20
18.54 | 60-10 5)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Ramsey
19.21 | 63-¼ 2)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong
18.00 | 59-¾ 4)Kingston 6/08 1. Lopez; 2. Ramsey; 3. Riddick
19.03 | 62-5¼ 2)Turku IWC 6/11 1. Ealey
18.67 | 61-3 4)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Roos
18.50 | 60-8½ 2)Chorzów 6/16 1. Dubitskaya
18.52 | 60-9¼ 1)Jam Ch 6/22
19.26 | 63-2¼ 2)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong
18.36 | 60-3 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz; 2. Crew; 3. Roos
19.16 | 62-10½ 1)Bialystok 7/07
18.97 | 62-3 1)Gyulai Mem 7/09
19.55 | 64-1¾ 1)Pan-Am G 8/09
19.08 | 62-7¼ 1)Bad Köstritz 8/23
18.80 | 61-8¼ 6)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Crew
18.02 | 59-1½ 4)Berlin IWC 9/01 1. Crew; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Ramsey
19.47 | 63-10½ 2)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong
(19.32/63-4¾q)
3. CHASE EALEY (US) (7/20/94, 5-10/143) (1.78/65)
17.78 | 58-4i 1)Phoenix 1/26
18.84 | 61-9¾i 1)Albuquerque 2/09
18.62 | 61-1¼i 1)USATF Ind 2/24
18.54 | 60-10 1)Christchurch 3/06
18.13 | 59-5¾ 1)NZ Champs 3/09
18.95 | 62-2¼ 1)Auckland 3/21
19.67 | 64-6½ 1)Sun Angel Cl 4/06
19.17 | 62-10¾ 1)Oxy Inv 5/11
19.58 | 64-3 1)Shanghai DL 5/18
19.21 | 63-¼ 3)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd
19.38 | 63-7 1)Turku IWC 6/11
19.20 | 63-0 2)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong
19.23 | 63-1¼ 3)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.15 | 59-6¾ 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz; 2. Crew; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd; 5. Dubitskaya
18.50 | 60-8½ 3)Gyulai Mem 7/09 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Roos
19.56 | 64-2¼ 1)USATF 7/28
19.68 | 64-6¾ 2)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong
18.83 | 61-9½ 4)US v Europe 9/10 1. Ewen; 2. Roos; 3. Marton
19.06 | 62-6½ 1)Chorzów 9/14
18.82 | 61-9 7)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Ewen; 5. Marton;
6. Dubitskaya
(18.35/60-2½q)
4. CHRISTINA SCHWANITZ (Germany) (12/24/85, 5-10¾/227) (1.80/103)
19.07 | 62-6¾i 1)Chemnitz 1/19
19.16 | 62-10½i 1)Erfurt 1/25
18.87 | 61-11i 2)New Balance GP 1/26 1. Ewen
19.12 | 62-8¾i 1)Rochlitz 2/03
18.97 | 62-3i 1)Toruń 2/06
19.31 | 63-4¼i 1)Saßnitz 2/09
19.54 | 64-1¼i 1)Ger Ind 2/16
19.14 | 62-9½i 1)Düsseldorf 2/20
19.11 | 62-8½i 2)Euro Ind 3/03 1. Mavrodieva
(19.09/62-7¾iq)
19.23 | 63-1¼ 1)Halle 6/01
18.48 | 60-7¾ 5)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd
18.18 | 59-7¾ 4)Chorzów 6/16 1. Dubitskaya; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Roos
18.77 | 61-7 5)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya
19.04 | 62-5¾ 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
18.84 | 61-9¾ 1)Ger Ch 8/04
18.93 | 62-1¼ 1)Euro Teams 8/11
18.84 | 61-9¾ 2)Bad Köstritz 8/23 1. Thomas-Dodd
19.37 | 63-6¾ 3)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey
18.99 | 62-3¾ 1)Thum 8/30
18.62 | 61-1¼ 2)Berlin IWC 9/01 1. Crew
19.17 | 62-10¾ 3)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd
(18.52/60-9¼q)
5. ALIONA DUBITSKAYA (Belarus) (1/25/90, 5-11½/170) (1.82/77)
18.94 | 62-1¾i 1)Blr Ind 1/29
18.64 | 61-2i 1)Lódz 2/04
18.91 | 62-½i 2)Toruń 2/06 1. Schwanitz
18.71 | 61-4¾i 4)Euro Ind 3/03 1. Mavrodieva; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Marton
(18.68/61-3½iq)
18.77 | 61-7 1)Brest 4/26
18.78 | 61-7½ 3)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong
18.70 | 61-4¼ 4)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey
18.49 | 60-8 1)Stockholm DL 5/30
18.48 | 60-7¾ 3)Turku IWC 6/11 1. Ealey; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.41 | 60-4¾ 6)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd; 5. Schwanitz
18.60 | 61-¼ 1)Chorzów 6/16
18.98 | 62-3¼ 4)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey
18.27 | 59-11¼ 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz; 2. Crew; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd
18.78 | 61-7½ 1)Sandnes 8/11
19.21 | 63-¼ 4)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Schwanitz
18.81 | 61-8½ 1)Blr Ch 8/31
18.57 | 60-11¼ 5)US v Europe 9/10 1. Ewen; 2. Roos; 3. Marton; 4. Ealey
18.86 | 61-10½ 6)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Ewen; 5. Marton
(18.51/60-8¾q)
6. MAGGIE EWEN (US) (9/23/94, 5-10/174) (1.78/79)
19.28 | 63-3¼i 1)New Balance GP 1/26
18.80 | 61-8¼i 2)Albuquerque 2/09 1. Ealey
18.45 | 60-6½i 2)USATF Ind 2/24 1. Ealey
18.58 | 60-11½ 2)Oxy Inv 5/11 1. Ealey
18.48 | 60-7¾ 6)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Ramsey; 5. Thomas-Dodd
18.57 | 60-11¼ 5)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya
17.83 | 58-6 8)Turku IWC 6/11 1. Ealey; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Riddick; 5. Roos;
6. Gambetta; 7. Guba
17.30 | 56-9¼ 10)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd; 5. Schwanitz;
6. Dubitskaya; 7. Ramsey; 8. Carter; 9. Guba
18.04 | 59-2¼ 7)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Schwanitz;
6. Carter
18.12 | 59-5½ 1)Chula Vista 7/13
18.44 | 60-6 3)USATF 7/28 1. Ealey; 2. Carter
19.47 | 63-10½ 1)US v Europe 9/10
18.93 | 62-1¼ 4)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz
(19.21/63-¼q)
7. BRITTANY CREW (Canada) (3/06/94, 5-10/247) (1.78/112)
17.70 | 58-1i 5)New Balance GP 1/26 1. Ewen; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Ramsey; 4. Marton
17.43 | 57-2¼i 4)Lódz 2/04 1. Dubitskaya; 2. Kardasz; 3. Guba
17.00 | 55-9¼i 8)Toruń 2/06 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya; 3. Ramsey; 4. Roos; 5. Kardasz;
6. Guba; 7. Marton
17.77 | 58-3¾i 1)Toronto 2/22
17.78 | 58-4 1)Florida R 3/30
18.08 | 59-4 2)Charlottesville 4/20 1. Thomas-Dodd; 1. Olatoye
17.76 | 58-3¼ 1)Charlottesville 4/27
18.61 | 61-¾ 1B). “
17.91 | 58-9¼ 3)Tucson 5/16 1. Woodard; 2. Stevens
18.46 | 60-6¾ 1)Tucson 5/18
18.28 | 59-11¾ 3)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Dubitskaya; 2. Roos
18.69 | 61-4 3)Halle 6/01 1. Schwanitz; 2. Roos
18.24 | 59-10¼ 1)London 6/23
17.86 | 58-7¼ 2)Bottnaryd 6/29 1. Roos
18.46 | 60-6¾ 1)Karlstad 7/03
18.46 | 60-6¾ 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz
18.65 | 61-2¼ 1)Can Ch 7/26
19.07 | 62-6¾ 2)Pan-Am G 8/09 1. Thomas-Dodd
18.27 | 59-11¼ 3)Bad Köstritz 8/23 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Schwanitz
18.86 | 61-10½ 5)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya
19.28 | 63-3¼ 1)Berlin IWC 9/01
18.59 | 61-0 3)Chorzów 9/14 1. Ealey; 2. Guba
18.55 | 60-10½ 8)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Ewen; 5. Marton;
6. Dubitskaya; 7. Ealey
(18.30/60-½q)
8. FANNY ROOS (Sweden) (1/02/95, 5-8/174) (1.73/79)
18.33 | 60-1¾i 1)Sätra 2/04
18.35 | 60-2½i 4)Toruń 2/06 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya; 3. Ramsey
18.61 | 61-¾i 1)Swe Ind 2/17
18.47 | 60-7¼i 2)Düsseldorf 2/20 1. Schwanitz
18.21 | 59-9i 6)Euro Ind 3/03 1. Mavrodieva; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Marton; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Kardasz
18.44 | 60-6 1)Euro Throws 3/10
18.30 | 60-½ 7)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Ramsey; 5. Thomas-Dodd;
6. Ewen
18.36 | 60-3 2)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Dubitskaya
18.88 | 61-11½ 2)Halle 6/01 1. Schwanitz
18.29 | 60-¼ 5)Turku IWC 6/11 1. Ealey; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Riddick
18.75 | 61-6¼ 3)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey
18.32 | 60-1¼ 3)Chorzów 6/16 1. Dubitskaya; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.18 | 59-7¾ 1)Bottnaryd 6/29
18.40 | 60-4½ 2)Karlstad 7/03 1. Crew
18.41 | 60-4¾ 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz; 2. Crew
18.54 | 60-10 2)Gyulai Mem 7/09 1. Thomas-Dodd
18.33 | 60-1¾ 1)Varberg 7/15
18.54 | 60-10 2)Euro Teams 8/11 1. Schwanitz
18.64 | 61-2 1)Gothenburg 8/16
18.00 | 59-¾ 1)v Fin 8/25
18.74 | 61-5¾ 7)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Crew;
6. Thomas-Dodd
18.57 | 60-11¼ 1)Swe Ch 9/01
19.06 | 62-6½ 2)US v Europe 9/10 1. Ewen
18.16 | 59-7 4)Chorzów 9/14 1. Ealey; 2. Guba; 3. Crew
18.01 | 59-1¼ nq)World Ch 10/02 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Ewen; 5. Marton;
6. Dubitskaya; 7. Ealey; 8. Crew; 9. Carter; 10. Guba;
11. McKinna; 12. Surdu
9. JESSICA RAMSEY (US) (7/26/91, 5-6/205) (1.68/93)
17.60 | 57-9i 1)Birmingham 1/11
17.56 | 57-7½i 1)Nashville 1/19
18.22 | 59-9½i 3)New Balance GP 1/26 1. Ewen; 2. Schwanitz
18.73 | 61-5½i 3)Toruń 2/06 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya
18.37 | 60-3¼i 3)USATF Ind 2/24 1. Ealey; 2. Ewen
17.45 | 57-3 1)Auburn 4/20
18.90 | 62-¼ 1)Bragança Paulista 4/28
18.61 | 61-¾ 4)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong; 3. Dubitskaya
3 | 9-10¼f –)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Ewen;
6. Hill; 7. Marton; 8. Guba; 9. Bian
18.19 | 59-8¼ 2)Kingston 6/08 1. Lopez
18.39 | 60-4 7)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd; 5. Schwanitz;
6. Dubitskaya
6 | 19-8¼f –)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Schwanitz; 2. Crew; 3. Roos; 4. Thomas-Dodd; 5. Dubitskaya;
6. Ealey; 7. Guba
16.70 | 54-9½ 12)USATF 7/28 1. Ealey; 2. Carter; 3. Ewen; 4. Stevens; 5. Hill;
6. Woodard; 7. Giger; 8. Dawson; 9. Fatherly; 10. Noennig;
11. Riddick
19.01 | 62-4½ 3)Pan-Am G 8/09 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Crew
18.27 | 59-11¼ 8)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Gong; 2. Ealey; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Crew;
6. Thomas-Dodd; 7. Roos
18.98 | 62-3¼ 2)Thum 8/30 1. Schwanitz
18.55 | 60-10½ 3)Berlin IWC 9/01 1. Crew; 2. Schwanitz
10. ANITA MÁRTON (Hungary) (1/15/89, 5-7¼/185) (1.71/84)
17.71 | 58-1¼i 4)New Balance GP 1/26 1. Ewen; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Ramsey
17.75 | 58-3i 1)Budapest 2/02
18.03 | 59-2i 7)Toruń 2/06 1. Schwanitz; 2. Dubitskaya; 3. Ramsey; 4. Roos; 5. Kardasz;
6. Guba
18.64 | 61-2i 1)Budapest 2/09
18.42 | 60-5¼i 1)Hun Ind 2/17
18.34 | 60-2i 3)Düsseldorf 2/20 1. Schwanitz; 2. Roos
19.00 | 62-4i 3)Euro Ind 3/03 1. Mavrodieva; 2. Schwanitz
(18.05/59-2¾iq)
17.85 | 58-6¾ 3)Euro Throws 3/10 1. Roos; 2. Surdu
18.15 | 59-6¾ 1)Draževina 4/28
18.81 | 61-8½ 1)Bar 5/01
17.14 | 56-2¾ 1)Miskolc 5/12
17.65 | 57-11 9)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Ealey; 2. Gong; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Ramsey; 5. Thomas-Dodd;
6. Ewen; 7. Roos; 8. Guba
18.19 | 59-8¼ 7)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Ewen;
6. Hill
17.64 | 57-10½ 1)Budapest 6/08
16.95 | 55-7½ 10)Turku IWC 6/11 1. Ealey; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Dubitskaya; 4. Riddick; 5. Roos;
6. Gambetta; 7. Guba; 8. Ewen; 9. Kardasz
17.46 | 57-3½ 9)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ealey; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Schwanitz;
6. Carter; 7. Ewen; 8. Guba
18.38 | 60-3¾ 4)Gyulai Mem 7/09 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Roos; 3. Ealey
16.90 | 55-5½ 1)Hun Ch 7/27
18.08 | 59-4 1)Budapest 9/01
18.95 | 62-2¼ 3)US v Europe 9/10 1. Ewen; 2. Roos
18.86 | 61-10½ 5)World Ch 10/03 1. Gong; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Schwanitz; 4. Ewen
(18.44/60-6q)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Chase Ealey (Nike) 6. Jeneva Stevens (NYAC)
1)USATF Indoor, 1)USATF, 7)World Ch 9)USATF Indoor, 1)Mt. SAC Relays, 4)USATF
2. *Maggie Ewen (Nike) 7. Jessica Woodard (unattached)
2)USATF Indoor, 3)USATF, 4)World Ch 7)USATF Indoor, 6)USATF, 2)Goth
3. *Jessica Ramsey (Velaasa) 8. Rachel Fatherly (Velaasa)
3)USATF Indoor, 12)USATF, 3)Pan-Am Games 5)USATF Indoor, 2)Mt. SAC Relays, 9)USATF
4. Michelle Carter (Nike) 9. Samantha Noennig (Arizona State)
6)Stanford DL, 2)USATF, 9)World Ch 1)NCAA Indoor, 1)NCAA, 10)USATF
5. Dani Hill (Nike) 10. Monique Riddick (Velaasa)
4)USATF Indoor, 5)USATF, 4)Pan-Am Games 6)USATF Indoor, 3)Kingston, 11)USATF

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