Christian Cantwell, 22.35m, World Leader, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder

Christian Cantwell threw 22.35m at a meet in Missouri today, to take the world leader. The men's shot at the USA Outdoor should be one of the meet highlights. As Mr. Cantwell said in Rome, the shot putters compete against each other, meet after meet....wish a few others could do that!

Christian Cantwell is, arguably, in the best form of his life. It would be great to see him get the world record this summer. With the high level of competition, both in the U.S. and abroad, Christian may just have the impetus to put his name on the record board.

It does drive me crazy that few meets feature the shot put as a primary focus for five to ten minutes. It draws. The adidas Oregon Track classic did it best, where the event was held an hour before the regular meet and a good crowd would be there. Perhaps a focus on the first, third and last round might make sense?

Christian Cantwell, Osaka, May 2010, photo by



COLUMBIA (USA, Jun 19): World champion Christian Cantwell achieved in a warm-up meet before US National excellent world leading 22.35 m. It is equal third best of his career.

RATINGEN (GER, Jun 20): Cubans dominated the 14th Erdgas combined events meeting (part of IAAF CE Challenge). Yordani Garcia scored 8288 in decathlon over World medalist Leonez Suarez (8243). Germans were not succesfull and third place for Austrian Dominik Distelberger who at age of 20 improved to 7713 points as third. Another Berlin medalist Jennifer Oeser won the heptathlon with years third best 6427. Second Lilli Schwarzkopf scored 6386 and third Maren Schwerdtner (6045) over Claudia Rath (6036). Best non-German was Ida Marcussen of Norway as 5th (5690).


CHEBOKSARY (RUS, Jun 20): Gulshat Fazlitdinova improved Russian junior record at national championships with 15:45.08 at 5000 m. Solid high jumping by Nikita Anishchenkov and Danil Tsyplakov as both cleared 221 cm.

CHEMNITZ (GER, Jun 20): At regional championships Matthias Haverny went over 225 in high jump.

KASSEL (GER, Jun 19): Close finish at 32nd City run in Kassel in the evening. Hosea Tuei got 29:05 over Paul Kipkorir (29:11) and Julius Muriuki (29:13).  Also in women 5 km race Kenyan win for Caroline Chepkwony in 15:20, second Mosa Roba-Kinkal 15:25 and third Beatrice Jepkorir (15:48).

BEDFORD (GBR, Jun 20): At UK World Junior trials Kieran Showler-Davis achieved 20.75 (+0.7) at 200 m. Good also 1:47.29 by Niall Brooks in the 800 m. Lawrence Clarke achieved windy 13.60 (+2.6) in the 110 m hurdles of U23 category. Junior Jody Williams achieved 23.15 in the 200 m U19 race.

WETZLAR (GER, Jun 19-20): Felix Goltl clocked 10.32 (+1.5) and 20.83 (+1.4) sprint double at regional championships. Sergey Litvinov got 76.54 in hammer.

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