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Thursday, July 30, 2009

World Rankings Update -- Throws

25-deep rankings available here.

Shot Put
1. Reese Hoffa, USA, 189
2. Christian Cantwell, USA, 172
3. Tomasz Majewski, POL, 164
4. Dan Taylor, USA, 130
5. Adam Nelson, USA, 91
This event has been a real mixed bag. Cantwell dominated the indoor season and won the USA outdoor. Hoffa had won three big meets in a row until Cantwell beat him in London with the longest throw of the year. Then today in Stockholm, Majewski had his first major win of the year, but with the year's best mark. Nelson and Taylor have been up and down but usually better than anyone else.

Discus Throw
1. Gerd Kanter, EST, 222
2. Piotr Malachowski, POL, 110
3. Virgilijus Alekna, LTU, 101
4. Zoltán Kövágó, HUN, 94
5. Yennifer Frank Casañas, ESP, 85
Kanter continues to dominate. He has yet to lose.

Hammer Throw
1. Krisztián Pars, HUN, 170
2. Aleksey Zagornyi, RUS, 85
3. Dilshod Nazarov, TJK, 77
4. Primož Kozmus, SLO, 75
5. Igors Sokolovs, LAT, 63
Pars is undefeated, but after that it's a three-way fight.

Javelin Throw
1. Andreas Thorkildsen, NOR, 156
2. Tero Pitkämäki, FIN, 155
3. Vadims Vasilevskis, LAT, 109
4. Teemu Wikkala, FIN, 76
5. Mark Frank, GER, 64
Thorkildsen and Pitkämäki have split their four Golden League meetings. Vasilevskis has the year's best throw but has lost to others more often than not.

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