Jim Doehring
Personal information
Full nameJames F. Doehring
BornJanuary 27, 1962 (1962-01-27) (age 60)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

James F. Doehring (born January 27, 1962 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former American athlete who primarily competed in the shot put.

In 1981, Doehring was the United States junior champion in shot put before being severely injured in a motorcycle accident.[1] He recovered to earn a berth on the 1988 Summer Olympics team, finishing in eleventh place.[2] In December 1990 Doehring tested positive for steroids and was given a two year suspension.[3][2] He was reinstated in March 1992 due to "procedural improprieties" in the test.[4] This allowed Doehring to compete for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain where he won the silver medal in the men's shot put.[5][6] The U.S. finished first and second in the event for the first time since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[7] At the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships, he again won the silver medal in the men's shot put.[8]


  1. ^ "Dream Comes True for Southland Shotputter : Jim Doehring Almost Lost His Life in Newport Beach Motorcycle Accident". Los Angeles Times. July 16, 1988. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Hersh, Phil. "SHOT-PUTTER EARNS DRUG SUSPENSION". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: TRACK AND FIELD; Doehring's Drug Suspension Is Upheld (Published 1991)". The New York Times. September 17, 1991. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: TRACK AND FIELD; Shot-Putter Reinstated (Published 1992)". The New York Times. March 26, 1992. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Noden, Merrell. "Shot Down". Sports Illustrated Vault | SI.com. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's Shot Put". www.sport-olympic.gr. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Wilbon, Michael (August 1, 1992). "STULCE, DOEHRING FINISH A STUNNING 1-2 IN SHOT PUT". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "Shot Put Result | 4th IAAF World Indoor Championships". www.worldathletics.org. Retrieved November 18, 2020.