London 2012 Shot Put Google Doodle

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Here at 3D Car Shows we love to follow news about Google Doodles. Since the start of the London 2012 Olympics Google have had a Google Doodle each day focussing on one sport at a time. In the previous Google Doodles google placed emphasis on sports like archery, fencing, field hockey, table tennis and diving. Today the focus are on the London 2012 Shot Put event at the games.

London 2012 shot put

The London 2012 Shot Put Google doodle came as a suprise, I were speculating that the next sport on the Google Doodles will be swimming or weight lifting and the London 2012 Shot Put Google doodle came as a complete suprise.

Google Doodles about London 2012

Google doodles receive rediculous amounts of people clicking on them when they appear from time to time. I like following the doodles, and love the fact that Google is introducing us daily to a sport that forms part of the london 2012 Olympics. I love it even more that the sports that Google is picking for there Doodles are not main stream sports, but rather less known sports.

In today’s Google Doodle about the “London 2012 Shot Put“ I were forced to learn something new. I know the basics of the sport but in order to write about the Google Doodle I needed to do some research about the sport.

About London 2012 Shot Put

The shot put is a track and field event involving “putting” (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball “the shot“ as far as possible. It seems like the event is only taking place on the ‎August 3, 2012 making it one of the few sports at the London 2012 Olympics which is only scheduled for one day. The current world record that needs to be beaten in the London 2012 Shot Put games are 23.12m. The favorite athlete at the London 2012 Shot Put event Cantwell Christian from the United States have the best chance to win, and beat the world record. His personal best are 22.54m bringing him very close to the world record.

Men Athletes participating at the London 2012 Shot Put Olympics

London 2012 Shot Put – Men Group A

London 2012 Shot Put – Men Group A
No: Country Athlete

Personal Best

Season Best

1 United States of America CANTWELL Christian 22.54m 22.31m
2 Russian Federation TSIRIKHOV Soslan 20.76m 20.41m
3 Mexico SAENZ Stephen 20.08m 20.08m
4 Portugal FORTES Marco 21.02m 21.02m
5 Albania HOXHA Adriatik 18.18m 18.18m
6 Argentina LAURO German 20.43m 20.43m
7 Iceland THORSTEINSSON Odinn Bjorn 20.22m 20.22m
8 Latvia URTANS Maris 21.63m 19.84m
9 Netherlands SMITH Rutger 21.62m 20.56m
10 Hungary KURTHY Lajos 20.78m 20.17m
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina MESIC Kemal 20.71m 20.71m
12 Poland MAJEWSKI Tomasz 21.95m 21.72m
13 Canada RODHE Justin 21.11m 21.11m
14 Greece STAMATOYIANNIS Mihail 20.36m 19.70m
15 Germany STORL David 21.88m 21.88m
16 Belarus LYZHYN Pavel 21.21m 20.48m
17 Spain VIVAS Borja 20.18m 20.06m
18 Bulgaria IVANOV Georgi 20.33m 20.33m
19 Jamaica SCOTT Dorian 21.45m 20.72m
20 Australia STEVENSON Dale 20.63m 20.63m
London 2012 Shot Put – Men Group B
1 Serbia KOLASINAC Asmir 20.85 20.85
2 Cuba VELIZ Carlos 20.76 20.50
3 United States of America HOFFA Reese 22.43 22.00
4 Samoa FUAMATU Emanuele 19.46 19.46
5 Denmark CHRISTENSEN Kim 20.39 20.02
6 Estonia TOOMPUU Raigo 20.20 20.04
7 Croatia MULABEGOVIC Nedzad 20.66 20.66
8 Taipei (Chinese Taipei) CHANG Ming-Huang 20.58 20.25
9 Turkey ATICI Huseyin 20.42 20.42
10 Islamic Republic of Iran NIKFAR Amin 20.05 19.51
11 Belarus MIKHNEVICH Andrei 22.10 20.90
12 United States of America WHITING Ryan 22.00 22.00
13 Canada ARMSTRONG Dylan 22.21 21.50
14 Great Britain MYERSCOUGH Carl 21.92 20.13
15 Russian Federation SIDOROV Maksim 21.51 21.51
16 Germany BARTELS Ralf 21.44 20.30
17 Czech Republic ZALSKY Antonin 20.71 20.38
18 India SINGH Om Prakash 20.69 20.69
19 Ukraine SEMENOV Andriy 20.63 20.55
20 People’s Republic of China ZHANG Jun 20.41 20.16

For more information about the London 2012 Shot Put games, make sure to visit the

London 2012

site for more details. You can also check out the Google Doodles from the past on the 3D Car Shows

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