Masters shot put world record progression

Progression records for shot put must be set in properly conducted, official competitions under the standing IAAF rules unless modified by World Masters Athletics. Divisions are based upon the age of the athlete, with the category giving a minimum and implying a maximum age (5 years higher than the minimum). So, for example, the M35 division consists of male athletes who have reached the age of 35 but have not yet reached the age of 40, so exactly from their 35th birthday to the day before their 40th birthday.[1]

Weights thrown vary with the division in the following way:[1]

Division Weight thrown
M35 16 lb/7.260 kg
M40 16 lb/7.260 kg
M45 16 lb/7.260 kg
M50 6 kg
M55 6 kg
M60 5 kg
M65 5 kg
M70 4 kg
M75 4 kg
M80 3 kg
M85 3 kg

The youngest divisions throw exactly the same 16 lb/7.260 kg implement as the Open division. The records are as follows.[2][3][4]

Key

  Incomplete information   Pending

M35

Oldfield improved the record three times during his series on his 35th birthday in Berkeley, California. His 22.19 was just 3 cm short of the standing official world record, though he had thrown 22.86 five years earlier, but that throw had been disallowed because Oldfield was a professional, against the rules at that time.

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
22.67 Kevin Toth  United States 29 December 1967 Lawrence 19 April 2003
22.19 Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 San Jose 26 May 1984
22.02 Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Modesto 16 May 1981
21.82 Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Walnut 15 June 1980
21.63 (4th throw) Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Berkeley 1 June 1980
21.23 (3rd throw) Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Berkeley 1 June 1980
20.90 (1st throw) Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Berkeley 1 June 1980
20.84 Matti Yrjölä  Finland 26 March 1938 Kokemäki 6 July 1976
20.49 Matti Yrjölä  Finland 26 March 1938 Lohja 19 August 1973
20.17 Vilmos Varjú  Hungary 10 June 1937 Budapest 1 July 1972
19.94 Seppo Simola  Finland 27 July 1936 Wuppertal 22 September 1971
19.77 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 19 July 1970
19.70 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 8 July 1970
19.57 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Oulu 28 June 1970
19.57 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Mexico City 13 October 1968
19.41 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Poitiers 4 August 1968
19.31 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 28 July 1968
19.28 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 23 June 1968
19.19 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés 5 June 1968
19.01 i Parry O'Brien  United States 28 January 1932 Portland 28 January 1967
18.42 Jiri Skobla  Czech Republic 16 April 1930 Nantes 27 May 1965
18.01 Jiri Skobla  Czech Republic 16 April 1930 Karlovy Vary 2 May 1965

M40

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
21.41 Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Innsbruck 22 August 1985
21.21 Brian Oldfield  United States 1 June 1945 Los Angeles 08 June1985
20.44 Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Beograd 5 July 1980
20.14i Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Bucharest 17 February 1980
20.12i Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Beograd 12 February 1980
19.77 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Colombes 18 July 1970
19.70 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 8 July 1970
19.57 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Oulu 28 June 1970
19.06 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Athens 18 September 1969
19.01 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 5 July 1969
18.87 Pierre Colnard  France 18 February 1929 Paris 12 June 1969
18.48 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Reykjavík 28 May 1969
18.48 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Reykjavík 31 May 1968
18.21 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Reykjavík 24 May 1968
17.83 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Reykjavík 11 August 1967
17.42 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Reykjavík 25 June 1967

M45

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
20.77 Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Coblenz 31 August 1983
20.40i Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Budapest 20 February 1983
20.26 Ivan Ivancic  Yugoslavia 6 December 1937 Genova 2 February 1983
18.22 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Voss 28 August 1970
17.69 Gudmundur Hermannsson  Iceland 28 July 1925 Oslo 20 August 1970
15.34 Mieczyslaw Lomowski  Poland 19 September 1914 Gdańsk 1960


M50

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
18.63 Stuart Gyngell  Australia 25 November 63 Wollongong 25 January 14
18.45 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Turku 20 July 1991
16.62 Hermann Hombrecher  Germany 17 July 1925 Wesel 18 September 1975
17.72 kg 5.5 Parry O'Brien  United States 18 January 1932 Los Angeles 1 July 1984
17.56 kg 5.5 Hermann Hombrecher  Germany 17 July 1925 Toronto 14 August 1975
16.62 kg 5.5 George Ker  United States 15 January 1923 Costa Mesa 10 June 1974

M55

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
17.57 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Schwerte-Ergste 20 May 2000
17.50 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Malmö 21 July 1996
17.38 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Gelsenkirchen 22 June 1996
15.95 Peter Speckens  Germany 28 May 1935 Budapest 11 July 1990
15.77 kg 5.5 Hermann Hombrecher  Germany 17 July 1925 Helsinki 6 August 1980
15.75 kg 5.5 George Ker  United States 15 January 1923 Van Nuys 13 May 1978
14.88 kg 5.5 Nathaniel Heard  United States 1 October 1917 Westwood 23 June 1973

Note: Liedtke's ratified mark by World Masters Athletics is 17.50, but other reports say he threw 17.77 that day

M60

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
18.37 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Cologne 23 June 2001
17.22 Franz Ratzer  Austria 9 January 1939 Linz 26 June 1999
16.46 Joe Keshmiri  United States 25 March 1938 Eugene 27 June 1998
16.25 Peter Speckens  Germany 28 May 1935 Stolberg 17 June 1995
15.83 i Reino Laino  Finland 8 February 1935 Oulu 19 March 1995
15.60 Torsten Von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 24 December 1927 Lund 30 August 1990
15.41 i Clifford Blair  United States 20 October 1929 New Jersey 25 February 1990
15.40 Aloysius Sibidol  Malaysia 20 June 1920 Singapore 15 October 1981

M65

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
16.66 Quenton Tolbert  United States 2 December 1951 Eugene 30 April 2017
15.90 Kurt Goldschmidt  Germany 9 March 1943 Hamburg 25 June 2009
15.78 Kurt Goldschmidt  Germany 9 March 1943 Schweinfurt 12 July 2008
15.55 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Witten 18 August 2007
15.42 Klaus Liedtke  Germany 5 January 1941 Bad Salzuflen 1 May 2007
15.29 Wolfgang Hamel  Germany 7 July 1941 Potsdam 30 September 2006
15.23 Karl Heinz Marg  Germany 20 May 1938 Oldenburg 30 June 2004
15.12 Hal Smith  United States 7 December 1936 Glendora 19 January 2002
14.87 i Reino Laine  Finland 8 February 1935 Gothenburg 11 March 2000
14.71 Torsten Von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 24 December 1927 Buffalo 18 July 1995
14.43 Torsten Von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 24 December 1927 Miyazaki 15 October 1993
14.70 4kg Reino Nokelainen  Finland 19 February 1920 Helsingborg 3 August 1985
13.96 Mike Castaneda  United States Santa Ana 30 June 1984

M70

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Age Location Date
16.33 m Quenton Tolbert  United States 2 December 1951 70 years, 156 days Eugene 7 May 2022
15.89 m Karl Heinz Marg  Germany 20 May 1938 70 years, 52 days Schweinfurt 11 July 2008
15.42 m Gerald Vaughn  United States 17 November 1935 71 years, 204 days Atlanta 9 June 2007
15.39 m A Gerald Vaughn  United States 17 November 1935 70 years, 101 days Colorado Springs 26 February 2006
14.80 m Torsten Von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 24 December 1927 72 years, 127 days Helsingborg 29 April 2000
14.77 m Arnie Gaynor  United States 19 January 1928 70 years, 172 days Fullerton 10 July 1998
14.55 m i Arnold Randma  Estonia 24 August 1924 71 years, 106 days Tartu 8 December 1995
14.32 m Arnold Randma  Estonia 24 August 1924 70 1995
14.05 m Voitto Elo  Finland 8 January 1915 70 years, 166 days Rome 23 June 1985

M75

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
14.48 m i Karl Heinz Marg  Germany 20 May 1938 Budapest 26 March 2014
14.24 m Karl Heinz Marg  Germany 20 May 1938 Mönchengladbach 12 July 2013
14.13 m Karl Heinz Marg  Germany 20 May 1938 Wilhelmshaven 8 June 2013
13.84 Heiner Will  Germany 22 October 1926 Lübeck 13 April 2002
13.11 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Odense 4 September 1999
13.00 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Gateshead 1 August 1999
12.85 Elof Hohan Wiklund  Sweden 13 February 1921 Visby 24 August 1996
12.80 Voitto Elo  Finland 8 January 1915 Vihti 27 May 1990
12.88 i Voitto Elo  Finland 8 January 1915 Kuortane 3 March 1990
12.64 Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 Boulder 3 September 1989
12.45 Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 Eugene 29 July 1989
12.41 Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 San Diego 20 July 1989
12.11 Gerhard Schepe  Germany 26 August 1911 Melbourne 28 November 1987
12.71 8 lb Vernon Cheadle  United States 6 February 1910 Goleta 4 May 1985

M80

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
13.98 Leo Saarinen  Finland 27 June 1929 Kangasala 15 August 2009
13.86 Leo Saarinen  Finland 27 June 1929 Orivesi 21 July 2009
13.85 Leo Saarinen  Finland 27 June 1929 Jyväskylä 12 July 2009
13.74 Arnie Gaynor  United States 19 January 1928 Cerritos 17 January 2009
12.90 Heiner Will  Germany 22 October 1926 Rendsburg 30 October 2006
12.40 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Vihti 28 May 2006
12.29 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Salo 6 May 2006
12.27 Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 Eugene 25 June 1994
12.02 Gerhard Schepe  Germany 26 August 1911 Miyazaki 16 October 1993
11.20 Osmo Renvall  Finland 10 November 1910 Vantaa 16 June 1991

M85

Distance Athlete Nationality Birthdate Location Date
12.50 i Osten Edlund  Sweden 26 November 1934 Satra 11 January 2020
11.94 Bernhard Karlsson  Sweden 18 November 1933 Valö 21 September 2019
11.82 Leo Saarinen  Finland 27 June 1929 Kuhmoinen 2 August 2014
11.61 Leo Saarinen  Finland 27 June 1929 Töysä 23 July 2014
11.53 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Valkeakoski 16 May 2009
11.38 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Salo 9 May 2009
11.05 Erik Eriksson  Finland 14 August 1923 Pori 16 August 2008
10.82 Helmer Heinonen  Finland 6 September 1920 Turku 11 June 2006
10.62 Helmer Heinonen  Finland 6 September 1920 Helsinki 4 June 2006
10.49 Helmer Heinonen  Finland 6 September 1920 Vihti 28 May 2006
10.90 i Helmer Heinonen  Finland 6 September 1920 Helsinki 19 February 2006
10.87 i Helmer Heinonen  Finland 6 September 1920 Vierumäki 5 February 2006
10.42 Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 Eugene 19 June 1999
9.68 i Ross Carter  United States 10 March 1914 Boston 26 March 1999
9.17 Lamberto Cicconi  Italy 7 November 1904 Benevento 12 September 1991
8.49 Lamberto Cicconi  Italy 7 November 1904 Budapest 3 July 1990

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2013-05-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Masters Athletics Track and Field – World Records". Masters Athletics. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  3. ^ Larsson, Peter. "All-time men's best shot put". Alltime Athletics. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  4. ^ All Time Athletics

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