>Superfan Rankings Update: Men’s Throws

>The last few days I’ve updated the shortest running events.  Going over to the throwing events, let’s see how the big guys measure up.

Shot Put
Rank Athlete NAT Pts
1 Christian Cantwell USA 343
2 Ryan Whiting USA 228
3 Dylan Armstrong CAN 221
4 Andrei Mikhnevich BLR 199
5 Ralf Bartels GER 166
6 Reese Hoffa USA 163
7 Tomasz Majewski POL 157
8 Cory Martin USA 145
9 Adam Nelson USA 101
10 Pavel Lyzhyn BLR 100
11 Russ Winger USA 69
12 David Storl GER 65
13 Maris Urtans LAT 56
14 Dan Taylor USA 46
15 Noah Bryant USA 41
16 Marco Schmidt GER 28
17 Marco Fortes POR 16
18 Dorian Scott JAM 15
19 Jakub Giza POL 14
20 Andriy Semenov UKR 10
Cantwell is the second-highest scoring athlete in the (yet to be posted) all-event Athlete of the Year standings. Mikhnevich is probably the second-best putter in the world, but is penalized a bit as he doesn’t test himself against the best often enough.

Discus Throw

Rank Athlete NAT Pts
1 Piotr Malachowski POL 247
2 Zoltán Kövágó HUN 232
3 Gerd Kanter EST 231
4 Robert Harting GER 196
5 Jason Young USA 141
6 Jarred Rome USA 85
7 Ehsan Hadadi IRI 79
8 Bogdan Pishchalnikov RUS 73
9 Robert Fazekas HUN 68
10 Casey Malone USA 67
11 Märt Israel EST 66
12 Erik Cadee NED 65
13 Ben Harradine AUS 60
14 Yennifer Frank Casañas ESP 59
15 Gerhard Mayer AUT 54
16 Mario Pestano ESP 48
17 Jorge Fernandez CUB 27
17 Mohammad Samimi IRI 27
17 Martin Wierig GER 27
20 Roland Varga CRO 26
This is a tight battle at the top, as just sixteen points separate the top three.

Hammer Throw
Rank Athlete NAT Pts
1 Dilshod Nazarov TJK 196
2 Sergej Litvinov GER 172
3 Krisztián Pars HUN 134
4 Pavel Kryvitski BLR 121
5 Libor Charfreitag SVK 99
6 Markus Esser GER 95
7 Yury Shayunou BLR 64
8 Nicola Vizzoni ITA 61
9 Aleksey Zagornyi RUS 51
10 Igors Sokolovs LAT 41
11 Olli-Pekka Karjalainen FIN 37
12 Nicolas Figere FRA 33
13 Wojciech Kondratowicz POL 31
14 Ali Mohamed Al-Zinkawi KUW 30
15 Igor Vinichenko RUS 28
16 Valeri Sviatokha BLR 26
17 Szymon Ziólkowski POL 17
18 Koji Murofushi JPN 15
19 Artem Rubanko UKR 13
20 Kirill Ikonnikov RUS 11
The relatively low scores at the top are reflective of the modest distances put up this year. The 80-meter mark has been bettered just three times by two athletes. This is one of the few events where Americans are absent from the top twenty. The top American is Jake Freeman at #24.

Javelin Throw
Rank Athlete NAT Pts
1 Andreas Thorkildsen NOR 281
2 Tero Pitkämäki FIN 170
3 Petr Frydrych CZE 158
4 Teemu Wirkkala FIN 84
5 Guillermo Martínez CUB 77
5 Matthias de Zordo GER 77
7 Ari Mannio FIN 76
8 Ilya Korotkov RUS 68
9 Vítězslav Veselý CZE 67
10 Stuart Farquhar AUS 58
11 Jakub Vadlejch CZE 50
12 Antti Ruuskanen FIN 49
13 Sergey Makarov RUS 48
14 Igor Janik POL 44
15 Oleksandr Pyatnytsya UKR 37
16 Harri Haatainen FIN 33
17 Ainars Kovals LAT 28
18 Jarrod Bannister AUS 27
19 Martin Benák SVK 20
20 Roman Avramenko UKR 17
Tomorrow’s Diamond League meet in Paris features #1 Thorkildsen, #2 Pitkamaki, #4 Wirkkila, #5 Martinez, #7 Mannio, #10 Farquhar, #15 Pyatnytsya, #17 Kovals, and #18 Bannister. Thorkildsen’s lead is large as he has lost only once this year. The top American is Chris Hill at #30.

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One Response to >Superfan Rankings Update: Men’s Throws

  1. Martin says:

    >Your ranking method is great. It truly reflects who is the best on the world's scene right now.