T&FN’s 2020 World Men’s Field Podiums

Top high jumper Ilya Ivanyuk was one of seven men who shared the yearly world list lead. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

HIGH JUMP

Gravity seemed to be working against the high jumpers, as the yearly leader of 7-7¾ (2.33) by 6 different men was the lowest apex since ’83. All three of our podium members were among that group.

Gold — Ilya Ivanyuk (Russia)
2.23 | 7-3¾i 1)Moscow 2/01
2.33 | 7-7¾i 1)Russian Indoor 2/26
2.28 | 7-5¾i 2)Moscow 3/03 1. Akimenko
2.15 | 7-½ 1)Bryansk 8/14
2.30 | 7-6½ 1)Bryansk 8/29
2.24 | 7-4¼ 1)Russian Champs 9/10
Silver — Tom Gale (Great Britain)
2.28 | 7-5¾i 1)Cardiff 1/25
2.30 | 7-6½i 1)Třinec 2/02
2.33 | 7-7¾i 1)Hustopeče 2/08
2.31 | 7-7i 3)Banská Bystrica 2/11 1. Zayas; 2. Wilson
2.27 | 7-5¼i 1)Great Britain Indoor 2/23
Bronze — Maksim Nedasekau (Belarus)
2.20 | 7-2½i 10)Hustopeče 2/08 1. Gale; 2. Bednarek; 3. Wilson; 4. Rivera; 5. Zayas;
6. Sawe; 7. Zhang; 8. Bubenik; 9. Bahnik
2.25 | 7-4½i =7)Banská Bystrica 2/11 1. Zayas; 2. Wilson; 3. Gale; 4. Bednarek; 5. Rivera;
6. Tobe
2.30 | 7-6½ 1)Belarus Champs 7/31
2.33 | 7-7¾ 1)Minsk 8/14
2.24 | 7-4¼ 1)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08
2.25 | 7-4½ 1)Šamorín 9/11
Top American — JuVaughn Harrison

POLE VAULT

World MVP Duplantis put up one of the greatest seasons in vault history. He was 8–0 against Silver winner Kendricks and 3–0 over Lisek. Kendricks was also 3–0 over Lisek, making the podium order rather straightforward.

Gold — Mondo Duplantis (Sweden)
6.18i | 20-3¼ 1)Glasgow World Indoor Tour 2/15
(Mondo’s complete season—including series—appears in his MVP story)
Silver — Sam Kendricks (US)
5.80 | 19-¼i 1)Cottbus 1/29
5.50 | 18-½i 9)Karlsruhe 1/31 1. R. Lavillenie; 2. V. Lavillenie; 3. Vloon; 4. Lita Baehre;
5. Blech; 6. Stecchi; 7. Walsh; 8. Collet
5.80 | 19-¼i 2)Düsseldorf 2/04 1. Duplantis
6.01 | 19-8½i 1)Rouen 2/08
5.80 | 19-¼i 1)Łódź 2/11
5.75 | 18-10¼i 2)Glasgow World Indoor Tour 2/15 1. Duplantis
5.90 | 19-4¼i 2)Liévin World Indoor Tour 2/19 1. Duplantis
5.87 | 19-3i 3)Clermont-Ferrand 2/23 1. Duplantis; 2. R. Lavillenie
5.80 | 19-¼i 1)Ulsteinvik 2/28
5.81 | 19-¾ exh)Zürich Diamond League 7/09
5.81 | 19-¾ 1)Leverkusen 8/16
5.80 | 19-¼ 1)Bydgoszcz 8/19
5.53 | 18-1¾ 3)Stockholm Diamond League 8/23 1. Duplantis; 2. Broeders
5.82 | 19-1 1)Chorzów 8/25
6.02 | 19-9 2)Lausanne Diamond League 9/02 1. Duplantis
5.72 | 18-9¼ 2)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06 1. Lisek
5.64 | 18-6 3)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Obiena; 2. Lavillenie
5.57 | 18-3¼ 6)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13 1. Duplantis; 2. Lisek; 3. Braz; 4. Broeders; 5. Lita Baehre
5.82 | 19-1 2)Doha Diamond League 9/25 1. Duplantis
Bronze — Piotr Lisek (Poland)
5.60 | 18-4½ 1)Warsaw 6/25
5.35 | 17-6½ 5)Gothenburg 7/04 1. M. Duplantis; 2. Lillefosse; 3. Broeders; 4. Jacobsson
5.62 | 18-5¼ 3)Karlstad 7/08 1. Duplantis; 2. Broeders
5.66 | 18-6¾ exh)Zürich Diamond League 7/09
5.70 | 18-8¼ 1)Warsaw 7/16
5.61 | 18-4¾ 2)Zweibrücken 7/25 1. Broeders
5.72 | 18-9¼ 1)Sopot 8/01
5.90 | 19-4¼ 1)Szczecin 8/16
5.65 | 18-6½ 1)Międzyzdroje 8/17
5.80 | 19-¼ 2)Bydgoszcz 8/19 1. Kendricks
5.82 | 19-1 1)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06
5.80 | 19-¼ 1)Dessau 9/08
5.72 | 18-9¼ 1)Poznań 9/11
5.82 | 19-1 2)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13 1. Duplantis

LONG JUMP

Echevarría’s season was a brief one, but it was also clearly the best in a season almost completely devoid of meaningful head-to-head matchups. Huang beat Wang 3–1 to earn the Silver position.

Gold — Juan Miguel Echevarría (Cuba)
8.41i | 27-7¼ 1)Madrid World Indoor Tour 2/21
8.08i | 26-6¼ 1)Ulsteinvik 2/28
8.25 | 27-¾ 1)Cuban Champs 3/22
Silver — Changzhou Huang (China)
7.87 | 25-10i 3)Metz 2/09 1. Caceres; 2. Bey
7.86 | 25-9½i 6)Madrid World Indoor Tour 2/21 1. Echevarria; 2. Tentoglou; 3. Montler;
4. Hashioka; 5. Gao
7.68 | 25-2½i 5)Spanish Indoor 2/29 1. Okutu; 2. Caceres; 3. Cobian; 4. Zhang
nm –)Chengdu 4/11 1. Zeng; 2. P. Huang
7.72 | 25-4 1)Chengdu 5/15
8.03 | 26-4¼ 1)Beijing 5/30
8.18 | 26-10 1)Beijing 8/01
8.28 | 27-2 1)Nanjing 9/04
8.33 | 27-4 2)Chinese Champs 9/15 1. Wang
Bronze — Jianan Wang (China)
7.88 | 25-10¼ 2)Beijing 5/30 1. Huang
8.14 | 26-8½ 2)Beijing 8/01 1. Huang
8.08 | 26-6¼ 3)Nanjing 9/04 1. Huang; 2. Zhang
8.36 | 27-5¼ 1)Chinese Champs 9/15
Top American — Rayvon Grey

Yearly list leader Hugues Fabrice Zango scored a big head-to-head win over Christian Taylor. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

TRIPLE JUMP

Zango and Taylor split in their two meetings, but the Burkinabé had a better set of marks and lost to no one else, while the American had an uncharacteristic loss to a minor player.

Gold — Hugues Fabrice Zango (Burkina Faso)
17.77 | 58-3¾i 1)Paris 2/02
17.51 | 57-5½i 1)Liévin World Indoor Tour 2/19
17.31 | 56-9½i 1)Madrid World Indoor Tour 2/21
17.29 | 56-8¾i 1)French Indoor 3/01
17.43 | 57-2¼ 1)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19
17.11 | 56-1¾ 1)Pierre-Bénite 8/28
17.42 | 57-2 2)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Taylor
17.33w | 56-10¼ 1)French Champs 9/12
(16.86)
Silver — Christian Taylor (US)
16.75 | 54-11½ 1)Montverde 7/04
17.27 | 56-8w exh)Zürich Diamond League 7/09
17.13 | 56-2½ 1)Austrian Champs 8/15
17.34 | 56-10¾ 2)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19 1. Zango
17.46 | 57-3½ 1)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08
16.53 | 54-2¾ 2)Šamorín 9/11 1. Veszelka
17.57 | 57-7¾ 1)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13
Bronze — Andy Díaz (Cuba)
17.29 | 56-8¾ 1)Havana 2/08
17.19 | 56-4¾ 1)Havana 2/13
17.12 | 56-2 1)Camagüey 2/22
17.30 | 56-9¼ 1)Cuban Champs 3/21

Top putter Ryan Crouser rang up an incredible sequence of marks. (KEVIN MORRIS)

SHOT

This is one event where there was enough activity to have considered doing a traditional Top 10. The undefeated Crouser was firmly in control of the gold, while Haratyk beat Mihaljević 3–0 for the Silver spot.

Gold — Ryan Crouser (US)
22.19 | 72-9¾i 1)Millrose Games 2/08
22.60 | 74-1¾i 1)USATF Indoor 2/15
21.87 | 71-9 1)American Track League I 7/11
22.91 | 75-2 1)Marietta 7/18
22.56 | 74-¼ 1)Blue Oval 8/25
22.72 | 74-6½ 1B) “ 8/29
22.70 | 74-5¾ 1)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06
22.43 | 73-7¼ 1)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08
22.74 | 74-7¼ 1)Zagreb Continental Tour 9/14
22.59 | 74-1½ 1)Belgrade 9/17
22.58 | 74-1i 1)K-State Winter Invitational 12/04
Silver — Michał Haratyk (Poland)
21.50 | 70-6½i 2)Toruń World Indoor Tour 2/08 1. Stanek
20.95 | 68-8¾i 2)Łódź 2/11 1. Bukowiecki
21.24 | 69-8¼i 1)Polish Indoor 3/01
20.54 | 67-4¾ 2)Warsaw 6/18 1. Bukowiecki
20.12 | 66-¼ 2)Chorzów 6/20 1. Bukowiecki
21.26 | 69-9 1)Warsaw 7/02
21.45 | 70-4½ 1)Spała 8/08
21.57 | 70-9¼ 1)Szczecin 8/16
21.61 | 70-10¾ 1)Bydgoszcz 8/19
20.64 | 67-8¾ 1)Oleśnica 8/22
21.88 | 71-9½ 1)Chorzów 8/25
20.64 | 67-8¾ 1)Polish Champs 8/30
21.78 | 71-5½ 2)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06 1. Crouser
21.65 | 71-½ 2)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Crouser
21.55 | 70-8½ 1)Poznań 9/11
Bronze — Filip Mihaljević (Croatia) (21.69)
21.52 | 70-7¼i 1)Düsseldorf 2/04
21.42 | 70-3½i 3)Toruń World Indoor Tour 2/08 1. Stanek; 2. Haratyk
21.74 | 71-4i 1)Madrid World Indoor Tour 2/21
21.84 | 71-8i 1)Belgrade 2/27
21.69 | 71-2 1)Split 3/07
20.61 | 67-7½ 1)Split 6/13
21.58 | 70-9¾ 1)Croatian Champs 8/08
21.35 | 70-½ 2)Bydgoszcz 8/19 1. Haratyk
21.59 | 70-10 2)Chorzów 8/25 1. Haratyk

DISCUS

The platter pushers were even busier than the shot putters, with Baltoscandia filling the podium. The busy Ståhl—the year’s only 70m performer—won 18 of 20 meets for an easy Gold.

Gold — Daniel Ståhl (Sweden)
65.92 | 216-3 1)Oslo Diamond League 6/11
6f –)Södertälje 6/14 1. Pettersson; 2. Gardenkrans…
70.25 | 230-5 1)Helsingborg 6/21
64.92 | 213-0 1)Bottnaryd 6/27
66.55 | 218-4 1)Hässelby 7/04
68.10 | 223-5 1)Karlstad 7/08
68.72 | 225-5 1)Växjö 7/12
68.48 | 224-8 1)Kuortane 8/01
68.10 | 223-5 1)Gothenburg 8/06
71.37 | 234-2 1)Sollentuna 8/10
69.23 | 227-1 1)Turku Continental Tour 8/11
68.74 | 225-6 1)Swedish Champs 8/15
67.31 | 220-10 1)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19
69.17 | 226-11 1)Stockholm Diamond League 8/23
69.20 | 227-0 1)v Finland 9/05
67.28 | 220-9 1)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06
66.42 | 217-11 1)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08
65.89 | 216-2 2)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13 1. Gudzius
68.87 | 225-11 1)Zagreb Continental Tour 9/15
68.54 | 224-10 multi)Hässelby 9/17
Silver — Andrius Gudžius (Lithuania)
65.81 | 215-11 1)Birstonas 6/25
67.08 | 220-1 1)Kaunas 6/29
68.68 | 225-4 1)Klaipeda 7/08
67.83 | 222-6 1)Vilnius 7/13
67.88 | 222-8 1)Vilnius 7/21
68.16 | 223-7 1)Lithuanian Champs 8/07
66.39 | 217-9 2)Turku Continental Tour 8/11 1. Stahl
68.41 | 224-5 1)Ogre 8/15
67.08 | 220-1 2)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19 1. Stahl
66.80 | 219-2 3)Stockholm Diamond League 8/23 1. Stahl; 2. Pettersson
64.45 | 211-5 3)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06 1. Stahl; 2. Ceh
64.88 | 212-10 3)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Stahl; 2. Pettersson
66.72 | 218-11 1)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13
68.22 | 223-10 2)Zagreb Continental Tour 9/15 1. Stahl
Bronze — Simon Pettersson (Sweden)
62.87 | 206-3 1)Växjö 3/21
66.93 | 219-7 1)Växjö 4/10
64.54 | 211-9 2)Oslo Diamond League 6/11 1. Stahl
61.66 | 202-3 1)Södertälje 6/14
67.10 | 220-2 2)Helsingborg 6/21 1. Stahl
63.63 | 208-9 2)Bottnaryd 6/27 1. Stahl
59.31 | 194-7 1)Uppsala 7/02
66.32 | 217-7 2)Hässelby 7/04 1. Stahl
66.90 | 219-6 2)Karlstad 7/08 1. Stahl
66.78 | 219-1 2)Vaxjö 7/12 1. Stahl
63.75 | 209-2 1)Malmö 7/19
66.11 | 216-10 2)Kuortane 8/01 1. Stahl
65.28 | 214-2 2)Gothenburg 8/06 1. Stahl
66.51 | 218-2 2)Sollentuna 8/10 1. Stahl
63.13 | 207-1 5)Turku Continental Tour 8/11 1. Stahl; 2. Gudzius; 3. Ceh; 4. Urbanek
64.73 | 212-4 2)Swedish Champs 8/15 1. Stahl
65.70 | 215-7 3)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19 1. Stahl; 2. Gudzius
67.72 | 222-2 2)Stockholm Diamond League 8/23 1. Stahl
65.37 | 214-5 1)Örbyhus 9/01
63.79 | 209-3 2)v Finland 9/05 1. Stahl
65.90 | 216-2 2)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Stahl
65.78 | 215-10 4)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13 1. Gudzius; 2. Stahl; 3. Ceh
66.30 | 217-6 3)Zagreb Continental Tour 9/15 1. Stahl; 2. A. Gudzius
67.02 | 219-10 multi)Hässelby 9/17
Top American — Niklas Arrhenius
The year’s only 230-foot thrower, discus No. 1 Daniel Ståhl had a pair of such marks. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

HAMMER

Winkler led the yearly list, but was devoid of major competition. Ordering the best Euros was easy: Nowicki was 2–0 against Halász and 4–2 over Fajdek. In turn Halász was 2–0 against Fajdek.

Gold — Wojciech Nowicki (Poland)
78.52 | 257-7 1)Chorzów 6/20
78.50 | 257-6 1)Spała 8/08
78.07 | 256-1 1)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19
80.09 | 262-9 1)Chorzów 8/25
80.28 | 263-5 1)Polish Champs 8/28
78.88 | 258-9 2)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06 1. Fajdek
75.14 | 246-6 2)Poznań 9/11 1. Fajdek
Silver — Bence Halász (Hungary)
74.2 | 243-5 1)Szombathely 2/22
76.66 | 251-6 1)Szombathely 3/07
76.35 | 250-6 1)Szombathely 3/21
77.13 | 253-0 1)Szombathely 5/23
78.86 | 258-9 1)Szombathely 6/06
78.79 | 258-6 1)Szombathely 7/04
78.43 | 257-3 1)Pardubice 7/22
78.55 | 257-8 1)Szombathely 7/25
79.88 | 262-1 1)Hungarian Champs 8/09
78.00 | 255-11 2)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19 1. Nowicki
78.18 | 256-6 2)Chorzów 8/25 1. Nowicki
74.59 | 244-8 1)Székesfehérvár 9/05
78.69 | 258-2 1)Budapest 9/13
Bronze — Paweł Fajdek (Poland)
76.77 | 251-10 2)Spała 8/08 1. Nowicki
76.08 | 249-7 4)Székesfehérvár Continental Tour 8/19 1. Nowicki; 2. Halasz; 3. Kokhan
77.83 | 255-4 1)Chorzów 8/22
78.05 | 256-1 3)Chorzów 8/25 1. Nowicki; 2. Halasz
78.61 | 257-11 2)Polish Champs 8/28 1. Nowicki
79.81 | 261-10 1)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06
78.06 | 256-1 1)Poznań 9/11
78.62 | 257-11 1)Łódž 9/16
Top American — Rudy Winkler

JAVELIN

Vetter fouled out of his first meet, then put up 9 high-quality wins in a row. The best of them moved him to No. 2 on the all-time world list. He ended up with the year’s 8 farthest throws.

Gold — Johannes Vetter (Germany)
3f –)Zweibrücken 7/25 1. Amb; 2. Bonewit
86.94 | 285-3 1)Kuortane 8/01
87.36 | 286-7 1)German Champs 8/09
91.49 | 300-2 1)Turku Continental Tour 8/11
84.30 | 276-7 1)Leverkusen 8/16
90.86 | 298-1 1)Chorzów 8/25
84.03 | 275-8 1)Offenburg 8/29
97.76 | 320-9 1)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06
86.17 | 282-8 1)Dessau 9/08
87.26 | 286-3 1)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13
Silver — Kim Amb (Sweden)
82.96 | 272-2 1)Södertälje 6/14
82.29 | 269-11 1)Bottnaryd 6/28
82.41 | 270-4 1)Hässelby 7/04
81.48 | 267-4 1)Karlstad 7/08
83.41 | 273-8 1)Bålsta 7/18
86.49 | 283-9 1)Zweibrücken 7/25
85.68 | 281-1 2)Kuortane 8/01 1. Vetter
81.38 | 267-0 5)Turku Continental Tour 8/11 1. Vetter; 2. Hofmann; 3. Cakss; 4. Rivasz-Toth
83.60 | 274-3 1)Swedish Champs 8/14
78.97 | 259-1 2)Offenburg 8/29 1. Vetter
Bronze — Marcin Krukowski (Poland)
82.85 | 271-10 1)Kielce 6/20
80.75 | 264-11 1)Warsaw 6/27
79.66 | 261-4 1)Spała 8/08
87.07 | 285-8 1)Sopot 8/13
83.37 | 273-6 1)Bydgoszcz 8/19
73.84 | 242-3 1)Olesnića 8/22
82.17 | 269-7 3)Chorzów 8/25 1. Vetter; 2. Vesely
83.51 | 273-11 1)Polish Champs 8/29
84.62 | 277-7 2)Chorzów Continental Tour 9/06 1. Vetter
83.27 | 273-2 2)Ostrava Continental Tour 9/08 1. Cakss
82.31 | 270-0 3)Berlin Continental Tour 9/13 1. Vetter; 2. Mardare
80.72 | 264-10 1)Suwalki 9/23
Top American — Riley Dolezal

DECATHLON

All of top-end action came as the final days of the year ticked off the clock. Mayer got his Tokyo qualifier in his first complete 10-eventer since his WR in September of ’18. Moloney’s Aussie Record beats out the busy dos Santos’s triumvirate of scores.

Gold — Kevin Mayer (France)
8552 1)Réunion 12/19
Silver — Ash Moloney (Australia)
8492 1)Brisbane 12/20
Bronze — Felipe dos Santos (Brazil)
7932 1)São Bernardo do Campo 2/29
8014 1)Bragança Paulista 10/31
8364 1)São Paulo 12/12
Top American — Chris Helwick

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