Kovac’s Shot Put goes under radar
So with Genzebe Dibaba stealing the show by taking the dubious 1500m World Record away from the Chinese women, there wasn’t much shock and awe left to go around for the other competitors. 2 other performances which would normally steal the show were Asbel Kiprop in the Mens’s 1500m going to No 3 on the all time list over 1500m and Amel Tuka in the 800m dropping from 1.46 to 1.42 this season to set a World Lead and essentially beat everyone but David Rudisha and Nick Symmonds.
Both got a small mention over the course of the night but as usual the field events got pushed to the side like vegetables on a child’s dinner plate.
The US champion Joe Kovacs unleashed a mammoth throw of 22.56m in the shot put, the best throw in the World since 2003 and it moved him to 7th on the All time List. This list reads like a drug dealer’s client list so Kovac’s record is been touted as the clean world record by other shot putters.
— Ryan Whiting (@RyanWhitingUSA) July 17, 2015
With Genzebe Dibaba consigning one of the most doped records on the books to history, we take a quick look at the truth behind Ryan Whiting’s claims.
23.06m Ulf Timmermann (East Germany) 22/5/88: -The Stern in Germany has documents that apparently prove drug use in terms of Steroids.)
22.91m Alessandro Andrei (Italy) 12/8/87 -worked with Dr Daniele Faraggiana under the infamous Dr.Conconi, who was Michele Ferrari, the Dr.Evil of Lance Armstrong fame, mentor. Documents were leaked with discussing the drugs that had been administered, the respective dosage, the negative effects on their health, the targets that had been set, even the “philosophy” behind the whole process.
22.86m Brian Oldfield (US) 10/5/75 -Angella Taylor Issajenko, a Canadian sprinter trained by Charlie Francis, said that she was given steroids on two occasions in 1981 by Oldfield
22.75 m Werner Günthör (Switzerland) 23/8/88 -No mentions of drug associations with Werner found this evening. Leave a comment if you have any.
22.66mi Randy Barnes (US) 20/1/89 -2 Bans, one for an anabolic steroid in 1990, won olympic gold in 1996 and was then banned again for life for Androstenedione in 1998-
22.64m Udo Beyer (East Germany) 20/8/86 Beyer has admitted to knowingly taking part in doping while he competed for East Germany – which had a systematic doping program for its top athletes in the 1970s
22.56m Joe Kovacs (US) 17/7/15
22.54m Christian Cantwell (US) 5/6/04