The Complete List Of 74-Footers (plus 22.50s)

With his PR put in Tucson on Thursday night, Joe Kovacs tightened his hold on the No. 7 position on the all-time world list in the shot. There have now been 17 performances over the 74-foot line (22.56) and another 6 over 22.50 (73-10), giving those who speak metric something better to which they can relate.

 

Here's the 23 performances, made by 11 performers (note: in keeping with T&FN statistical policy, no marks exist for anyone from any year in which they received a major doping suspension):

 

23.06 | 75-8....... Ulf Timmermann (East Germany)....... 5/22/88


22.91 | 75-2....... Alessandro Andrei (Italy)............ 8/12/87


22.86 | 75-0....... Brian Oldfield (US)................. 5/10/75


22.84 | 74-11¼..... ————Andrei !......................... 8/12/87


22.75 | 74-7¾...... Werner Günthör (Switzerland)........ 8/23/88


22.74 | 74-7¼...... ————Andrei !......................... 8/12/87


22.72 | 74-6½...... ————Andrei !......................... 8/12/87


22.70 | 74-5¾...... ————Günthör !....................... 8/23/88


22.66 | 74-4¼i..... Randy Barnes (US)................... 1/20/89


22.64 | 74-3½...... Udo Beyer (East Germany)............ 8/20/86


22.62 | 74-2½...... ————Timmermann...................... 9/22/85


22.61 | 74-2¼...... ————Timmermann...................... 9/08/88


22.60 | 74-1¾...... ————Timmermann...................... 6/21/86


22.58 | 74-1....... ————Beyer !......................... 8/20/86


22.57 | 74-¾....... Joe Kovacs (US)..................... 5/18/17


22.56 | 74-¼....... ————Timmermann...................... 9/13/88


22.56 | 74-¼....... ————Kovacs.......................... 7/17/15


22.55 | 73-11¾i.... ————Timmermann...................... 2/11/89


22.54 | 73-11½..... Christian Cantwell (US).............. 6/05/04


22.52 | 73-10¾..... John Brenner (US)................... 4/26/87


22.52 | 73-10¾..... Ryan Crouser (US)................... 8/18/16


22.51 | 73-10¼..... ————Timmermann...................... 6/01/86


22.51 | 73-10¼..... Adam Nelson (US).................... 5/18/02

(remarkably enough, nobody has ever thrown 22.50 exactly)