London Olympics: Cantwell finishes fourth in Olympic shot-put

Friday, August 3, 2012 | 3:47 p.m. CDT; updated 4:02 p.m. CDT, Friday, August 3, 2012
United States' Christian Cantwell prepares for an attempt in the men's shot-put qualification at the Olympic Stadium in London on Friday.

LONDON — Christian Cantwell finished fourth in the final round of the men's shot-put at the 2012 Olympics in London with a throw of 69 feet and 6.25 inches.

Cantwell, a resident of Columbia and former MU shot-putter, threw six times and fell short of winning the bronze medal by just 1.58 inches. Cantwell's American teammate, Reese Hoffa, won the bronze with a throw of 69 feet and 7.82 inches. 

David Storl of Germany took the silver medal with a throw of 71 feet and 8.62 inches, and Poland's Tomasz Majewski won the gold medal winner in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, took the gold again with a throw of 71 feet and 9.81 inches. 

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