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.
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|
|1||United States of America||CANTWELL Christian||22.54m||22.31m|
|2||Russian Federation||TSIRIKHOV Soslan||20.76m||20.41m|
|7||Iceland||THORSTEINSSON Odinn Bjorn||20.22m||20.22m|
|11||Bosnia and Herzegovina||MESIC Kemal||20.71m||20.71m|
|London 2012 Shot Put – Men Group B|
|3||United States of America||HOFFA Reese||22.43||22.00|
|8||Taipei (Chinese Taipei)||CHANG Ming-Huang||20.58||20.25|
|10||Islamic Republic of Iran||NIKFAR Amin||20.05||19.51|
|12||United States of America||WHITING Ryan||22.00||22.00|
|14||Great Britain||MYERSCOUGH Carl||21.92||20.13|
|15||Russian Federation||SIDOROV Maksim||21.51||21.51|
|17||Czech Republic||ZALSKY Antonin||20.71||20.38|
|18||India||SINGH Om Prakash||20.69||20.69|
|20||People’s Republic of China||ZHANG Jun||20.41||20.16|