Christian Cantwell
Cantwell at the 2010 Bislett Games.
Personal information
Born (1980-09-30) September 30, 1980 (age 43)
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight154 kg (340 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
EventShot put
Medal record
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Shot put
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Gold medal – first place 2009 Berlin Shot put
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Daegu Shot put
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Budapest Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2008 Valencia Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2010 Doha Shot put
World Athletics Final
Gold medal – first place 2003 Monte Carlo Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2009 Thessaloniki Shot put
Silver medal – second place 2006 Stuttgart Shot put
Silver medal – second place 2008 Stuttgart Shot put
Continental Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Split Shot put
Updated on August 15, 2012.

Christian Cantwell (born September 30, 1980 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is a World Champion American shot putter. He placed 4th at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.[1]

Biography

Cantwell's personal best throw is 22.54 metres, or 73 ft 11½ in, set in Gresham, Oregon on June 5, 2004. His best outdoor season to date was 2006, in which he had 8 of the 10 longest throws in the year.[2] He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and attended Eldon High School in Eldon. He graduated in 1999. In 2003, he attended the University of Missouri.[3] He won a silver medal in 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China on August 15, 2008 with his final throw of 21.09 metres, the gold winner was Tomasz Majewski of Poland. At the Berlin World Championships in 2009, their positions were reversed as Cantwell took gold with a throw of 22.03 metres.[4] He won the gold medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championships.[5] At the 2011 World Championships, he took bronze with a throw of 21.36.[6]

Personal

He married USA Olympian Shot putter Teri Steer. They have one child, Jackson Daniel Cantwell born in 2008. Jackson is a 5-star offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2026. [7]

References

  1. ^ "London 2012 - Men's Shot Put". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  2. ^ iaaf.org – Statistics
  3. ^ Christian Cantwell Bio from the USATF
  4. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Berlin 2009 - in epic battle, Cantwell takes first World outdoor gold". Archived from the original on August 18, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "13th IAAF World Indoor Championships - Men's Shot Put". www.iaaf.org. IAAF. March 13, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Shot Put - 13th IAAF World Championships". www.iaaf.org. IAAF. September 2, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cantwell throws big -- his baby's a load, too - Track and Field - Modbee.com". Archived from the original on July 31, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.