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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Throws Update

Normally I'll post my World Rankings for the jumps on Saturday and do the throws on Sunday, but I'm not up to date on the jumps and I'll be out of town tomorrow. So here are the throws...or more accurately, the throw.

Shot Put
1. Christian Cantwell, USA, 60
2. Adam Nelson, USA, 31
3. Tomas Majewski, POL, 28
4. Reese Hoffa, USA, 23
5. Dan Taylor, USA, 18
There has been so little shot-putting action this year that listing more than five is pointless. Cantwell is the only athlete with multiple major wins.

Shot Put
1. Valerie Vili NZL 64
2. Petra Lammert GER 20
2. Kristin Heaston USA 20
4. Denise Hinrichs GER 19
5. Anna Avdeyeva RUS 13
5. Anna Omarova RUS 13
Vili has three wins in three outings. Heaston has piled up points in three World Athletics Tour meets in Australia and New Zealand but will meet reality once the outdoor season comes to the northern hemisphere. Lammert earned her second ranking mostly through winnin the European Indoor title. Lurking in seventh place is Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who has competed just twice this year and without much distinction.

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