2021 Men’s Shot World Rankings

Payton Otterdahl, Ryan Crouser & Joe Kovacs were Team USA for Tokyo. (JEFF COHEN)

NEEDLESS TO SAY, the top spot went to one Ryan Crouser, whose undefeated AOY season was one of the greatest the event has ever seen. It marks the fourth No. 1 for Crouser — adding to ’16, ’17 & ’19 — who was also clearly the best in the no-Rankings year of ’20…

AS OBVIOUS AS gold medalist Crouser was for No. 1, so too were fellow medalists —and former No. 1s themselves — Joe Kovacs and Tom Walsh for 2 and 3, Kovacs was a solid 5-2 in head-to-heads with the Kiwi…

ARMIN SINANČEVIĆ was only 7th in Tokyo, but had a DL win and a 3rd in the Final. Parlaying that with a winning record against all but the Big 3 and he was the clear choice for No. 4.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. RYAN CROUSER (US) (12/18/92, 6-7/313) (2.01/142)
22.82 | 74-10½i 1)ATL I 1/24
22.66 | 74-4¼i 1)ATL II 1/31
21.93 | 71-11½i 1)ATL IV 2/21
21.93 | 71-11½ 1)Drake R 4/24
22.69 | 74-5½ 1)Arkansas Twi 5/07
22.60 | 74-1¾ 1)Tucson 5/20
23.01 | 75-6 1)Tucson 5/22
23.37 | 76-8¼ 1)Olympic Trials 6/18
(22.92q)
23.30 | 76-5½ 1)Olympic Games 8/05
(22.05q)
23.15 | 75-11½ 1)Eugene DL 8/21
22.81 | 74-10 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
22.39 | 73-5½ 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
22.67 | 74-4½ 1)Zürich DL 9/08
22.84 | 74-11¼ 1)Zagreb CT 9/13
2. JOE KOVACS (US) (6/28/89, 6-¾/276) (1.85/125)
21.70 | 71-2½i 1)Bloomington 2/06
22.05 | 72-4¼i 1)Geneva 2/13
22.72 | 74-6½ 1)Owens Inv 5/01
22.04 | 72-3¾ 2)Tucson 5/22 1. Crouser
22.34 | 73-3½ 2)Olympic Trials 6/18 1. Crouser
(21.81q)
22.65 | 74-3¾ 2)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser
(20.93q)
21.94 | 71-11¾ 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Crouser
21.32 | 69-11½ 5)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Mihaljevic; 4. Sinancevic
22.00 | 72-2¼ 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Crouser
22.29 | 73-1¾ 2)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Crouser
21.70 | 71-2½ 3)Zagreb CT 9/13 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh
3. TOM WALSH (New Zealand) (3/1/92, 6-1¼/271) (1.86/123)
20.78 | 68-2¼ 1)Hastings 1/23
20.79 | 68-2½ 2)Wanganui 1/30 1. Gill
21.46 | 70-5 2)Christchurch 2/06 1. Gill
21.45 | 70-4½ 2)Hamilton 2/13 1. Gill
21.60 | 70-10½ 1)Auckland 2/27
21.79 | 71-6 1)NZ Ch 3/26
21.71 | 71-2¾ 2)Tucson 5/20 1. Crouser
21.62 | 70-11¼ 4)Tucson 5/22 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Hill
21.63 | 70-11¾ 2)Doha DL 5/28 1. Sinancevic
22.00 | 72-2¼ 1)Music City 6/06
21.47 | 70-5¼ 3)Florence DL 6/10 1. Fabbri; 2. Sinancevic
21.46 | 70-5 1)Bydgoszcz CT 6/30
22.22 | 72-10¾ 1)Gyulai Mem 7/06
21.60 | 70-10½ 1)Cetniewo 7/11
22.47 | 73-8¾ 3)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
(21.49q)
21.39 | 70-2¼ 4)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani
22.10 | 72-6¼ 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser
21.49 | 70-6¼ 1)Olsztyn 8/31
21.68 | 71-1½ 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
21.61 | 70-10¾ 4)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Sinancevic
22.39 | 73-5½ 2)Zagreb CT 9/13 1. Crouser
4. ARMIN SINANČEVIĆ (Serbia) (8/14/96, 6-3½/243) (1.92/110)
20.56 | 67-5½i 1)Ser Indoor 2/06
20.63 | 67-8¼i 1)Balkan Indoor 2/20
21.25 | 69-8¾i 1)Belgrade 2/24
20.74 | 68-½i 6)Euro Indoor 3/05 1. Stanek; 2. Haratyk; 3. Mihaljevic; 4. Belo; 5. Petersson
(20.29iq)
21.88h | 71-9½d 1)Bar 5/01
21.88 | 71-9½ 1)Doha DL 5/28
20.74 | 68-½ 1)Ser Ch 6/05
21.60 | 70-10½ 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. Fabbri
21.50 | 70-6½ 1)Balk Ch 6/26
21.16 | 69-5¼ 2)Bydgoszcz CT 6/30 1. Walsh
21.30 | 69-10¾ 1)Sremska Mitrovica 7/04
21.22 | 69-7½ 5)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Walsh; 2. Mihaljevic; 3. Awotunde; 4. Enekwechi
21.42 | 70-3½ 1)Zenica 7/17
20.89 | 68-6½ 7)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Weir;
6. Blignaut
(20.96q)
21.35 | 70-½ 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Mihaljevic
21.20 | 69-6¾ 5)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Mihaljevic
21.86 | 71-8¾ 3)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
21.45 | 70-4½ 4)Zagreb CT 9/13 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Kovacs
5. FILIP MIHALJEVIĆ (Croatia) (7/31/94, 6-7/249) (2.01/113)
21.31 | 69-11i 3)Euro Indoor 3/05 1. Stanek; 2. Haratyk
(20.40iq)
21.58 | 70-9¾ 1)Ostrava CT 5/19
21.57 | 70-9¼ 3)Doha DL 5/28 1. Sinancevic; 2. Walsh
21.94 | 71-11¾ 1)Cro Ch 6/05
21.39 | 70-2¼ 4)Florence DL 6/10 1. Fabbri; 2. Sinancevic; 3. Walsh
21.77 | 71-5¼ 2)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Walsh
20.67 | 67-9¾ nq)Olympic Games 8/03 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Weir;
6. Blignaut; 7. Sinancevic; 8. Hassan; 9. Gill; 10. Otterdahl;
11. Pezer; 12. Enekwechi
21.06 | 69-1¼ 1)Białystok 8/20
21.37 | 70-1½ 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh
21.27 | 69-9½ 4)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh
21.59 | 70-10 5)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Sinancevic; 4. Walsh
21.26 | 69-9 5)Zagreb CT 9/13 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Kovacs; 4. Sinancevic
6. DARLAN ROMANI (Brazil) (4/9/91, 6-0/280) (1.83/127)
20.46 | 67-1½ 1)Bra Ch 6/13
(19.68q)
20.86 | 68-5¼ 1)Bragança Paulista 6/20
21.56 | 70-9 1)Bragança Paulista 6/23
21.20 | 69-6¾ 1)São Paulo 6/27
21.88 | 71-9½ 4)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh
(21.31q)
21.69 | 71-2 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
21.00 | 68-10¾ 8)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Mihaljevic; 4. Sinancevic; 5. Kovacs;
6. Weir; 7. Stanek
20.52 | 67-4 6)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Mihaljevic; 5. Sinancevic
7. DARRELL HILL (US) (8/17/93, 6-3½/331) (1.92/150)
21.76 | 71-4¾ 1)Chula Vista 4/24
22.34 | 73-3½ 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
21.88 | 71-9½ 3)Tucson 5/22 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs
21.89 | 71-10 4)Olympic Trials 6/18 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Otterdahl
(20.43q)
21.35 | 70-½ 1)Trabuco ATL 7/18
20.79 | 68-2½ 1)Memphis 8/15
21.03 | 69-0 6)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh; 5. Awotunde
8. JOSH AWOTUNDE (US) (6/12/95, 6-2/300) (1.88/136)
21.06 | 69-1¼i 1)Columbia 2/06
21.27 | 69-9½i 3)ATL IV 2/21 1. Crouser; 2. Otterdahl
20.80 | 68-3 1)Columbia 4/17
20.61 | 67-7½ 5)Drake R 4/24 1. Crouser; 2. Ponzio; 3. Enekwechi; 4. Otterdahl
21.68 | 71-1½ 2)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Hill
21.18 | 69-6 6)Tucson 5/22 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Hill; 4. Walsh; 5. Enekwechi
21.08 | 69-2 2)Jacksonville 5/31 1. Otterdahl
21.84 | 71-8 5)Olympic Trials 6/18 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Otterdahl; 4. Hill
(21.00q)
21.07 | 69-1½ 4)Bydgoszcz CT 6/30 1. Walsh; 2. Sinancevic; 3. Enekwechi
21.70 | 71-2½ 3)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. Walsh; 2. Mihaljevic
21.50 | 70-6½ 2)Cetniewo 7/11 1. Walsh
21.25 | 69-8¾ 5)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Romani; 4. Walsh
20.59 | 67-6¾ 3)Rovereto 8/31 1. Weir; 2. Gill
22.00 | 72-2¼ 1)Padua 9/05
21.19 | 69-6¼ 6)Zagreb CT 9/13 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Kovacs; 4. Sinancevic; 5. Mihaljevic
9. ZANE WEIR (Italy) (9/7/95, 6-¾/236) (1.85/107)
21.11 | 69-3¼ 1)Potchefstroom 2/16
19.92 | 65-4¼ 3)Boksburg 2/20 1. Blignaut; 2. Van Rooyen
20.02 | 65-8¼ 2)Pretoria 2/27 1. Van Rooyen
20.07 | 65-10¼ 7)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Toader; 2. Belo; 3. Lincoln; 4. Szyszkowski; 5. Kolasinac;
6. Tamashevich
20.05 | 65-9½ 2)Savona 5/13 1. Belo
20.28 | 66-6½ 1)Castiglione Della Pescaia 5/19
21.05 | 69-¾ 1)Livorno 5/23
20.26 | 66-5¾ 5)Doha DL 5/28 1. Sinancevic; 2. Walsh; 3. Mihaljevic; 4. Hassan
20.27 | 66-6 2)Conegliano 6/02 1. Fabbri
20.06 | 65-9¾ 7)Florence DL 6/10 1. Fabbri; 2. Sinancevic; 3. Walsh; 4. Mihaljevic; 5. Haratyk;
6. Stanek
20.46 | 67-1½ 1)Ferrara 6/17
19.50 | 63-11¾ 4)Chorzów 6/20 1. Haratyk; 2. Blignaut; 3. Szyszkowski
20.43 | 67-½ 2)Ita Ch 6/26 1. Ponzio
20.32 | 66-8 2)Vicenza 7/14 1. Fabbri
21.41 | 70-3 5)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani
(21.25q)
21.20 | 69-6¾ 6)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Crouser; 2. Walsh; 3. Mihaljevic; 4. Sinancevic; 5. Kovacs
21.32 | 69-11½ 1)Rovereto 8/31
21.63 | 70-11¾ 2)Padua 9/05 1. Awotunde
20.85 | 68-5 6)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Sinancevic; 4. Walsh; 5. Mihaljevic
21.66 | 71-¾ 1)Caorle 9/19
10. JACKO GILL (New Zealand) (12/20/94, 6-2¾/260) (1.90/118)
21.11 | 69-3¼ 1)Wanganui 1/30
21.52 | 70-7¼ 1)Christchurch 2/06
21.52 | 70-7¼ 1)Hamilton 2/13
21.44 | 70-4¼ 2)Auckland 2/27 1. Walsh
21.20 | 69-6¾ 1)North Shore 6/18
21.26 | 69-9 1)Auckland 7/03
21.55 | 70-8½ 1)Auckland 7/10
20.88 | 68-6 1)Auckland 7/15
20.71 | 67-11½ 9)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Crouser; 2. Kovacs; 3. Walsh; 4. Romani; 5. Weir;
6. Blignaut; 7. Sinancevic; 8. Hassan
(20.96q)
20.20 | 66-3¼ 3)Białystok 8/20 1. Mihaljevic; 2. Bukowiecki
21.20 | 69-6¾ 2)Rovereto 8/31 1. Weir

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Ryan Crouser (Nike) 6. Turner Washington (Arizona State)
1)Olympic Trials, 1)Olympic Games, 1)Zürich DL 1)NCAA Indoor, 1)Tucson, 1)NCAA
2. *Joe Kovacs (Velaasa/New York AC) 7. Andrew Liskowitz (Michigan)
2)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games, 2)Zürich DL 1)Big 10, 4)NCAA, 6)Olympic Trials
3. *Darrell Hill (Nike) 8. Jordan Geist (Arizona)
1)Mt. SAC, 4)Olympic Trials, 6)Eugene DL 13)NCAA Indoor, 3)NCAA, 7)Olympic Trials
4. *Josh Awotunde (Shore AC) 9. Curt Jensen (Velaasa)
2)Mt. SAC, 5)Olympic Trials, 5)Eugene DL 8)Mt. SAC, 8)Olympic Trials, 3)Marietta
5. Payton Otterdahl (Nike) 10. Tripp Piperi (Texas)
3)Olympic Trials, 10)Olympic Games, 7)Eugene DL 14)NCAA Indoor, 2)NCAA, 11)Olympic Trials

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