Shot Put in History

Events in Sport

  • 1954-05-08 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1975-05-09 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • 1983-06-25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • 2012-08-13 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1922-12-23 Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1932-01-28 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1933-08-10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1935-07-11 Earlene Dennis Brown, Latero Tx, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1937-05-10 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
  • 1941-06-29 Margritta Gummel, German DR, shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1941-11-19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1945-03-05 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945-04-14 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1945-06-01 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1945-09-29 Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)
  • 1949-07-13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1949-08-23 Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • 1951-06-11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympics-11th-1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-09-24 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961-11-10 Ramona Pagel, shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-01-27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1965-04-30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)
  • 1966-06-16 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)
  • 1967-12-29 Kevin Toth, shot putter, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1971-12-14 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-03-31 John Godina, Fort Sill Oklahoma, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1976-01-08 Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter (Olympics-96)
  • 1979-02-02 Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter

Deaths in Sport

  • 2007-04-21 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), dies at 75
  • 2017-03-26 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, dies at 71