Reese Hoffa

Reese Hoffa
2014 DécaNation - Shot put 10a.jpg
Hoffa in 2014
Personal information
Birth nameMaurice Antawn Chism
Full nameMichael Reese Hoffa
Born (1977-10-08) October 8, 1977 (age 45)
Evans, Georgia, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight147 kg (324 lb)
Country United States
Event(s)Shot Put
ClubNew York Athletic Club
Coached byDon Babbitt
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)22.43 m (73' 7")
Updated on August 6, 2012.

Michael Reese Hoffa (born Maurice Antawn Chism;[1] October 8, 1977 in Evans, Georgia) is an American shot putter. Reese won the shot put in the 2006 World Indoor Track and Field Championships and in the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His personal bests stand at 22.11 m (72' 6.25") indoor and 22.43 m (73' 7") outdoor.[2] In 2012, he threw over 21 meters in competition for the 100th time, putting him in rarefied air in the throwing community. Hoffa was adopted at the age of four.[3]


  1. ^ "A Lost Child Finds Himself in Adulthood". Washington Post. June 26, 2005. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "ATHLETE PROFILE - REESE HOFFA". IAAF. Archived from the original on October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Olympic Athlete Reese Hoffa Shares His Adoption Story". Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2009.

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