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Ryan Crouser
(American Shot Putter and Discus Thrower)
Ryan Crouser
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Birthdate: December 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 2 
Joe Kovacs
(American Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Medalist)
Joe Kovacs
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Randy Barnes
(American Former Shot Putter)
Randy Barnes
2
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Tom Walsh
(New Zealand Shot Putter)
Tom Walsh
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Timaru, New Zealand
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dave Laut
(American Shot Putter)
Dave Laut
2
Birthdate: December 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States
Died: August 27, 2009
 6 
Zane Weir
(Italian Shot Putter)
Zane Weir
2
Birthdate: September 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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Jacko Gill
(New Zealand Shot Putter)
Jacko Gill
2
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Brian Oldfield
(American Shot Putter)
Brian Oldfield
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 2017
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C. J. Hunter
(American Shot Putter and Coach)
C. J. Hunter
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: November 28, 2021
 10 
Ulf Timmermann
(German Former Shot Putter)
Ulf Timmermann
2
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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David Storl
(German Shot Putter)
David Storl
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rochlitz, Germany
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Nick Ponzio
(Italian Shot Putter)
Nick Ponzio
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, United States
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Adam Nelson
(American Shot Putter)
Adam Nelson
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Reese Hoffa
(American Shot Putter)
Reese Hoffa
2
Birthdate: October 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evans, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Werner Günthör
(Former Swiss Track and Field Athlete)
Werner Günthör
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttwil, Switzerland
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 16 
Darlan Romani
(Brazilian Shot Putter)
Darlan Romani
2
Birthdate: April 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Christian Cantwell
(American Shot Putter)
Christian Cantwell
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 18 
Tomasz Majewski
(Polish Shot Putter and a Double Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tomasz Majewski
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Birthdate: August 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nasielsk, Poland
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 19 
Payton Otterdahl
(American Shot Putter)
Payton Otterdahl
2
Birthdate: April 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rosemount, Minnesota Rosemount, Minnesota
 20 
Armin Sinancevic
(Serbian Shot Putter)
Armin Sinancevic
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Dylan Armstrong
(Canadian Shot Putter)
Dylan Armstrong
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 22 
Ryan Whiting
(American Shot Putter)
Ryan Whiting
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Helena Fibingerová
(Czech Shot Putter)
Helena Fibingerová
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Víceměřice, Czechia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Konrad Bukowiecki
(Polish Shot Putter)
Konrad Bukowiecki
2
Birthdate: March 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Szczytno, Poland
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
Udo Beyer
(Former German Shot Putter)
Udo Beyer
2
Birthdate: August 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Josh Awotunde
(American Shot Putter)
Josh Awotunde
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lanham, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Godina
(American Shot Putter)
John Godina
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Alessandro Andrei
(Italian Former Shot Putter)
Alessandro Andrei
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Leonardo Fabbri
(Italian Shot Putter)
Leonardo Fabbri
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 30 
Geoff Capes
(Former Shot Putter, Strongman & Professional Highland Games Competitor)
Geoff Capes
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

While he began his career as a Cambridgeshire Constabulary policeman, Geoff Capes ruled the British shot-putting arena in the 1970s. Apart from being a two-time Commonwealth gold medal winner, he has also won the World’s Strongest Man tag twice and been a seven-time AAA Championship winner.

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Herman Brix
(Actor)
Herman Brix
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Birthdate: May 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 24, 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Michal Haratyk
(Polish Shot Putter)
Michal Haratyk
2
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cieszyn, Poland
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Mary Peters
(British Former Athlete)
Mary Peters
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Birthdate: July 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halewood, Liverpool, England

Mary Peters is a Northern Irish former athlete who specialized in the pentathlon and shot put. She was athletic from a young age and received encouragement from her father to pursue her passion. She represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and won the gold medal in the women's pentathlon.  

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Kevin Toth
(American Former Shot Put Athlete)
Kevin Toth
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Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Darrell Hill
(American Shot Putter)
Darrell Hill
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Nadezhda Chizhova
(Retired Russian Shot Putter Who Won Three Olympic Medals)
Nadezhda Chizhova
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Usolye-Sibirskoye, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Andy Bloom
(American Former Shot Putter)
Andy Bloom
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Birthdate: August 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Terry Albritton
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Terry Albritton
2
Birthdate: January 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
Died: September 1, 2005
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Andreas Krieger
(Shot putter)
Andreas Krieger
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Birthdate: July 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
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Gregg Tafralis
(American Former Track and Field Athlete)
Gregg Tafralis
2
Birthdate: April 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco
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Bob Bertemes
(Shot putter)
Bob Bertemes
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Birthdate: May 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Leila Rajabi
(Naturalized Iranian Shot Putter of Belarusian Origin)
Leila Rajabi
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Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus

Leila Rajabi is a shot putter who represented Belarus from 2001 to 2007. Since 2007, she has been representing Iran. Rajabi is best known for winning the silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Leila Rajabi is the current Iranian national record holder in shot put.

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Al Oerter
(American Athlete and a Four-Time Olympic Champion in the Discus Throw)
Al Oerter
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Birthdate: September 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: October 1, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 44 
ODayne Richards
(Jamaican Athlete)
ODayne Richards
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Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Claudia Losch
(German Shot Putter)
Claudia Losch
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herne, Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Vita Pavlysh
(Former Ukrainian Shot Putter)
Vita Pavlysh
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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John Brenner
(American Discus Thrower and Shot Putter)
John Brenner
4
Birthdate: January 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
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Huang Zhihong
(Former Chinese Shot Put Athlete)
Huang Zhihong
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zhejiang, China
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Parry O'Brien
(American Shot Put Champion)
Parry O'Brien
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Birthdate: January 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: April 21, 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Marianne Adam
(German Shot Putter)
Marianne Adam
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Birthdate: September 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luckenwalde, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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