2021 Women’s Shot World Rankings

Familiar face Lijiao Gong appears in the Top 10 for the 14th time. (GLADYS CHAI/ASVOM AGENCY)

SHE SKIPPED THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, but undefeated Lijiao Gong was nonetheless a clear No. 1, what with the Olympic gold and the year’s 6 farthest throws… Bronze medalist Valerie Adams lost only at the Olympics, but beat Auriol Dongmo 2-0 overall to take No. 2…

LEADING AMERICAN Raven Saunders surprised with the Tokyo silver but only had a single win all year, so slips to No. 4 just ahead of countrywoman Maggie Ewen, the DL Final winner…

WITH THEIR HIGH FINISHES, Gong and Adams made significant alterations to the all-time scoring compilations. The Kiwi tied Helena Fibingerová for most appearances ever at 16, and passed the Czech in points scored, 130-123. Gong scored for the 14th time and became the No. 3 scorer at 116 points.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. LIJIAO GONG (China) (1/24/89, 5-8½/243) (1.74/110)
19.45 | 63-9¾i 1)Jinan 3/17
19.54 | 64-1¼ 1)Chengdu 3/30
19.58 | 64-3 1)Chengdu 4/02
19.50 | 63-11¾ 1)Dalian 5/10
20.31 | 66-7¾ 1)Chn Ch 6/13
20.39 | 66-10¾ 1)Chongqing 6/27
(19.40q)
20.58 | 67-6¼ 1)Olympic Games 8/01
(19.46q)
19.88 | 65-2¾ 1)Xi’an 9/20
2. VALERIE ADAMS (New Zealand) (10/6/84, 6-4/265) (1.93/120)
18.34 | 60-2 1)Hastings 1/23
18.41 | 60-4¾ 1)Christchurch 2/06
18.68 | 61-3½ 1)Hamilton 2/13
19.65 | 64-5¾ 1)Auckland 2/27
18.43 | 60-5¾ 1)NZ Ch 3/26
18.91 | 62-½ 1)Lucerne 6/29
19.26 | 63-2¼ 1)Stockholm DL 7/04
19.75 | 64-9¾ 1)Cetniewo 7/11
19.62 | 64-4½ 3)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders
(18.83q)
3. AURIOL DONGMO (Portugal) (8/3/90, 6-0/216) (1.83/98)
19.65 | 64-5¾i 1)Karlsruhe WIT 1/29
19.18 | 62-11¼i 1)Liévin WIT 2/09
18.91 | 62-½i 1)Por Indoor 2/13
19.34 | 63-5½i 1)Euro Indoor 3/05
(18.55iq)
19.20 | 63-0i 1)Pombal 3/13
19.08 | 62-7¼ 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
18.74 | 61-5¾ 2)Euro Teams 5/30 1. Gambetta
19.75 | 64-9¾ 1)Huelva 6/03
19.17 | 62-10¾ 1)Maia 6/23
19.05 | 62-6 2)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Adams
19.57 | 64-2½ 4)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Adams
(18.80q)
19.35 | 63-6 1)Budapest 8/24
19.32 | 63-4¾ 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
18.86 | 61-10½ 2)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Ewen
4. RAVEN SAUNDERS (US) (5/15/96, 5-5/238) (1.65/108)
17.23 | 56-6½i 8)Karlsruhe WIT 1/29 1. Dongmo; 2. Roos; 3. McKinna; 4. Ealey; 5. Schwanitz;
6. Gambetta; 7. Ritter
18.66 | 61-2¾i 3)Liévin WIT 2/09 1. Dongmo; 2. Schwanitz
19.57 | 64-2½i 1)Fayetteville 2/21
17.95 | 58-10¾ 7)Miramar Inv 4/10 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Ewen; 3. Ramsey; 4. Mitton; 5. Ealey;
6. Cameron
18.50 | 60-8½ 3)Music City 6/06 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Ramsey
19.96 | 65-6 2)Olympic Trials 6/24 1. Ramsey
(19.16q)
19.79 | 64-11¼ 2)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong
(19.22q)
5. MAGGIE EWEN (US) (9/23/94, 5-10/174) (1.80/79)
19.54 | 64-1¼i 2)Fayetteville 2/21 1. Saunders
18.69 | 61-4 2)Miramar Inv 4/10 1. Thomas-Dodd
19.32 | 63-4¾ 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
18.54 | 60-10 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Dongmo
18.92 | 62-1 4)Olympic Trials 6/24 1. Ramsey; 2. Saunders; 3. Aquilla
(18.78q)
19.04 | 62-5¾ 3)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Adams; 2. Dongmo
18.81 | 61-8½ 2)Memphis 8/15 1. Ramsey
18.68 | 61-3½ 2)Bern 8/21 1. Ealey
19.22 | 63-¾ 2)Budapest 8/24 1. Dongmo
19.31 | 63-4¼ 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Dongmo
19.41 | 63-8¼ 1)Zürich DL 9/08
6. JIAYUAN SONG (China) (9/15/97)
18.91 | 62-½ 2)Chengdu 3/30 1. Gong
18.79 | 61-7¾ 2)Chengdu 4/02 1. Gong
17.69 | 58-½ 1)Shaoxing 4/09
19.32 | 63-4¾ 1)Zhaoqing 4/24
18.62 | 61-1¼ 1)Xi’an 4/28
18.95 | 62-2¼ 2)Chn Ch 6/13 1. Gong
18.53 | 60-9½ 2)Chongqing 6/27 1. Gong
19.14 | 62-9½ 5)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Adams; 4. Dongmo
(19.23q)
19.76 | 64-10 2)Xi’an 9/20 1. Gong
7. FANNY ROOS (Sweden) (1/2/95, 5-8/174) (1.73/79)
18.16 | 59-7i 1)Växjö 1/23
18.64 | 61-2i 2)Karlsruhe WIT 1/29 1. Dongmo
18.66 | 61-2¾i 1)Sätra 2/06
18.51 | 60-8¾i 4)Liévin WIT 2/09 1. Dongmo; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Saunders
18.29 | 60-¼i 1)Växjö 2/14
18.51 | 60-8¾i 1)Swe Indoor 2/19
19.29 | 63-3½i 2)Euro Indoor 3/05 1. Dongmo
(18.45iq)
18.33 | 60-1¾ 5)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen; 3. Thomas-Dodd; 4. McKinna
19.30 | 63-4 1)Växjö 5/29
18.56 | 60-10¾ 1)Gothenburg 6/02
19.33 | 63-5 1)Sollentuna 6/13
19.34 | 63-5½ 1)Kladno 6/15
18.75 | 61-6¼ 1)Karlstad 6/22
18.96 | 62-2½ 5)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Adams; 2. Dongmo; 3. Ewen; 4. Dubitskaya
18.52 | 60-9¼ 2)Bottnaryd 7/10 1. Kenzel
18.91 | 62-½ 7)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Adams; 4. Dongmo; 5. Song;
6. Wesche
(19.01q)
18.81 | 61-8½ 3)Bern 8/21 1. Ealey; 2. Ewen
19.01 | 62-4½ 3)Budapest 8/24 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen
18.50 | 60-8½ 1)Swe Ch 8/28
18.65 | 61-2¼ 1)v Fin 9/04
18.74 | 61-5¾ 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen
18.75 | 61-6¼ 3)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Ewen; 2. Dongmo
8. JESSICA RAMSEY (US) (7/26/91, 5-6/205) (1.68/93)
17.94 | 58-10¼i 1)Carbondale 2/06
19.50 | 63-11¾i 3)Fayetteville 2/21 1. Saunders; 2. Ewen
18.63 | 61-1½ 1)Oxford 3/27
18.61 | 61-¾ 3)Miramar Inv 4/10 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Ewen
18.40 | 60-4½ 3)Eugene 4/24 1. Ealey; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.58 | 60-11½ 3)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Ewen; 2. Thomas-Dodd
18.63 | 61-1½ 2)Tucson 5/22 1. Woodard
18.78 | 61-7½ 2)Music City 6/06 1. Thomas-Dodd
20.12 | 66-¼ 1)Olympic Trials 6/24
(18.82q)
3 | 9-10¼f )Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Adams; 4. Dongmo; 5. Song;
6. Wesche; 7. Roos; 8. Gambetta; 9. Dubitskaya; 10. Gao;
11. Warren
(18.75q)
19.21 | 63-¼ 1)Memphis 8/15
9. CHASE EALEY (US) (7/20/94, 5-10/143) (1.78/65)
18.34 | 60-2i 4)Karlsruhe WIT 1/29 1. Dongmo; 2. Roos; 3. McKinna
17.67 | 57-11¾i 5)Liévin WIT 2/09 1. Dongmo; 2. Schwanitz; 3. Saunders; 4. Roos
17.61 | 57-9½i 4)Fayetteville 2/21 1. Saunders; 2. Ewen; 3. Ramsey
18.02 | 59-1½ 2)Chula Vista 4/03 1. Woodard
18.31 | 60-1 5)Miramar Inv 4/10 1. Thomas-Dodd; 2. Ewen; 3. Ramsey; 4. Mitton
18.93 | 62-1¼ 1)Eugene 4/24
17.84 | 58-6½ 7)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Ewen; 2. Thomas-Dodd; 3. Ramsey; 4. Mitton; 5. Woodard;
6. Cameron
18.12 | 59-5½ 6)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen; 3. Thomas-Dodd; 4. McKinna; 5. Roos
18.39 | 60-4 5)Olympic Trials 6/24 1. Ramsey; 2. Saunders; 3. Aquilla; 4. Ewen
(18.69q)
18.65 | 61-2¼ 6)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Adams; 2. Dongmo; 3. Ewen; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Roos
18.23 | 59-9¾ 2)Cetniewo 7/11 1. Adams
19.45 | 63-9¾ 1)Trabuco ATL 7/18
18.70 | 61-4¼ 3)Memphis 8/15 1. Ramsey; 2. Ewen
19.05 | 62-6 1)Bern 8/21
18.37 | 60-3¼ 7)Budapest 8/24 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen; 3. Roos; 4. Dubitskaya; 5. Mitton;
6. Thomas-Dodd
18.56 | 60-10¾ 4)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen; 3. Roos
18.49 | 60-8 4)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Ewen; 2. Dongmo; 3. Roos
10. ALIONA DUBITSKAYA (Belarus) (1/25/90, 5-11½/170) (1.82/77)
18.40 | 60-4½i 1)Blr Indoor 2/12
18.86 | 61-10½i 4)Euro Indoor 3/05 1. Dongmo; 2. Roos; 3. Schwanitz
(18.74iq)
18.79 | 61-7¾ 2)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Gambetta
18.98 | 62-3¼ 1)Brest 6/02
19.65 | 64-5¾ 1)Blr Ch 6/26
19.03 | 62-5¼ 4)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Adams; 2. Dongmo; 3. Ewen
18.73 | 61-5½ 9)Olympic Games 8/01 1. Gong; 2. Saunders; 3. Adams; 4. Dongmo; 5. Song;
6. Wesche; 7. Roos; 8. Gambetta
(18.89q)
18.53 | 60-9½ 4)Bern 8/21 1. Ealey; 2. Ewen; 3. Roos
18.84 | 61-9¾ 4)Budapest 8/24 1. Dongmo; 2. Ewen; 3. Roos
18.34 | 60-2 6)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Ewen; 2. Dongmo; 3. Roos; 4. Ealey; 5. Thomas-Dodd

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Raven Saunders (Nike) 6. Jessica Woodard (Desert High Performance)
1)ATL IV, 2)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games 5)Mt. SAC, 1)Tucson, 7)Olympic Trials
2. *Maggie Ewen (Nike) 7. Khayla Dawson (Indiana)
1)Mt. SAC, 4)Olympic Trials, 1)Zürich DL 2)Big 10, 4)NCAA, 6)Olympic Trials
3. *Jessica Ramsey (adidas) 8. Akealy Moton (North Dakota State)
3)ATL IV, 1)Olympic Trials, “12”)Olympic Games 5)NCAA Indoor, 3)NCAA, 8)Olympic Trials
4. *Chase Ealey (Nike) 9. Rachel Fatherly (Velaasa/ Garage Strength)
1)Eugene, 5)Olympic Trials, 4)Zürich DL 3)Tucson, 1)Iron Wood, nq)Olympic Trials
5. Adelaide Aquilla (Ohio State) 10. Monique Riddick (Garage Strength)
1)NCAA, 3)Olympic Trials, nq)Olympic Games 3)Iron Wood, 9)Olympic Trials

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