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Valerie Adams

Dame Valerie Kasanita Adams, is a New Zealand shot putter. She is a four-time World champion, four-time World Indoor champion, two-time Olympic, three-time Commonwealth Games champion and twice IAAF Continental Cup winner. She has a personal best throw of 21.24 metres outdoors and 20.54 m indoors. These marks are Oceanian, Commonwealth and New Zealand national records. She also holds the Oceanian junior record (18.93 m) and the Oceanian youth record (17.54 m), as well as the World Championships record, World Indoor Championships record and Commonwealth Games record.

 
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Deepa Malik

Deepa Malik was born on 30 September 1970. She is an Indian athlete. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the shot put. She has also won gold in F-53/54 Javelin event at the para athletic grand Prix held in Dubai in 2018. She currently is the world number one in the F-53 category. Shes won accolades for her participation in various adventure sports. She is associated with Himalayan Motorsports Association (H.M.A.) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (F.M.S.C.I.). She has undertaken an 8-day, 1700-km drive in sub-zero temperatures which included a climb to 18000 feet. It was – Raid De Himalaya. This journey covers many difficult paths including remote Himalayas, Leh, Shimla and Jammu.

 
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Bev Francis

Beverley "Bev" Francis is an Australian gym owner and retired professional bodybuilder, powerlifter, and national shot put champion.

 
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Vikas Gowda

Vikas Shive Gowda is an Indian discus thrower and Shot putter. Born in Mysore, he grew up in Frederick, Maryland in the United States. His father, Shive, coached the 1988 Indian Olympic track team. Vikas Gowda is a Padma Shri awardee in 2017.

 
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Howard Carpendale

Howard Carpendale is a German-South African singer living and working in Germany.

 
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Tomas Walsh

Tomas "Tom" Walsh is a New Zealand athlete who competes mainly in the shot put. He is the current national record holder both outdoors and indoors for the event, and the current (2017) world champion. His personal best of 22.67 m, set at in Waitakere City, 25 March 2018, is also the Oceanian record.

 
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David Storl

David Storl is a German track and field athlete who specialises in the shot put. He was successful on the youth and junior athletics circuit, winning gold medals at the World Youth Championships and World Junior Championships. Storl won his first senior medal, a silver, at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

 
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Reese Hoffa

Michael Reese Hoffa is an American shot putter. Reese won the shot put in the 2006 World Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His personal bests stand at 22.11 m indoor and 22.43 m outdoor. In 2012, he threw over 21 meters in competition for the 100th time, putting him in rarefied air in the throwing community. Hoffa was adopted at the age of four.

 
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Brian Oldfield

Brian Oldfield was an American athlete and personality of the 1970s and early 1980s. A standout shot putter, Oldfield was credited with making the rotational technique popular. With his "Oldfield spin," he set the indoor and outdoor world records in the sport many times. However, due to his status as a professional athlete, his records were never officially recognized.

 
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Joe Kovacs

Joseph Mathias Kovacs is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put and has a personal record of 22.57 meters outdoors and 21.46 meters indoors.

 
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Tomasz Majewski

Tomasz Majewski is a Polish shot putter and a double Olympic gold medalist. He is the third shot putter to successfully defend the Olympic title, first European to do so, and the first since Parry O'Brien in 1956.

 
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Roman Virastyuk

Roman Yaroslavovych Virastyuk is a Ukrainian shot putter, best known for his bronze medal at the 1994 European Athletics Championships and the sixth place at the 1996 Olympic Games. His personal best was 21.34 metres, achieved in May 2000 in Ivano-Frankivsk. He is a brother of Vasyl Virastyuk.

 
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Connie Price-Smith

Connie Price-Smith is an American shot putter and discus thrower. Price-Smith is also a four time Olympian. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1985.

 
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Carl Myerscough

Carl Myerscough is a retired English athlete. He specialized in the Shot put and Discus throw and exceeded the British record in the Shot put with a best of 21.92m set in winning the NCAA championships in Sacramento California 2003, although the performance was not ratified by UK Athletics.

 
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Raven Saunders

Raven Saunders is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put and discus throw. She won three NCAA collegiate titles in the shot put for the University of Mississippi. She was a world junior medalist in 2014 and the Pan American junior champion in 2015. She holds a personal record of 19.33 m (63 ft 5 in) for the shot put.