Missouri native Christian Cantwell came up just short of a medal in the Olympic shot put finals on Friday. His best toss of the finals, which traveled 21.19 meters, was .04 meters shy of third place finisher (and fellow American) Reese Hoffa's best effort.
Poland's Tomasz Majewski took the gold with a throw of 21.89 meters and Germany's David Storl took gold. Canada's Dylan Armstrong rounded out the top five.
1. Tomasz Majewski (21.89 meters)
2. David Storl (21.86)
3. Reese Hoffa (21.23)
4. Christian Cantwell (21.19)
5. Dylan Armstrong (20.93)
None of these competitors came close to challenging the world record, held by American Randy Barnes, which stands at 23.12 meters.
Cantwell won silver in this event during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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