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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Osaka Shot Put Predictions

IAAF Throws Preview


Gold - Reese Hoffa (USA). The rap on Hoffa used to be that he threw poorly under pressure, but not anymore. His biggest threat, Christian Cantwell, didn't make the US team. I'd be very surprised if Hoffa didn't win.

Silver - Rutger Smith (Netherlands). Madrid and London were the major meetings of top putters this summer; in the former Smith beat Hoffa, and in the latter he beat all but Hoffa and Cantwell.

Bronze - Dan Taylor (USA). Runner-up at the USATF and fairly consistent on the GP circuit.


Gold - Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Belarus).

Silver - Anna Omarova (Russia).

Bronze - Petra Lammert (Germany).

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