Whiting 21.20 WL
POTSDAM (GER, Feb 3): World indoor champion Ryan Whiting won the special shot put indoor meet “K.O. through the shot”. His best throw of the day was world leading 21.20 m. That happened in first round, in the final he won with 20.97 over Czech Tomas Stanek (no valid throw in the final). In the semifinals Whiting with 20.51 beat Jakub Szyszkowski of Poland 19.74 and Stanek Serbian Asmir Kolasinac 19.95. Another US thrower Christian Cantwell was out after second round due to injury (20.42 was his best of the day).