Joe KOVACS

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    28 JUN 1989
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14243308
Joe Kovacs throws 22.91m to take the shot put title - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's Overall Ranking 34 1416
Men's Shot Put 4 1416

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's Overall Ranking 34 for 10 weeks
Men's Shot Put 4 for 10 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 22.91 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019 1295
Discus Throw 56.08 Columbus, OH (USA) 23 APR 2011 988
Hammer Throw 61.50 Auburn, AL (USA) 15 APR 2011 910

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 21.46 Albuquerque, NM (USA) 23 FEB 2014 1208
35libs Weight 19.07 University Park, PA (USA) 28 JAN 2011 0

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 22.91 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019 1295

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 21.40 New York, NY (USA) 23 FEB 2019 1205

Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2019 22.91 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
2018 21.02 Mestský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE) 13 JUN 2018
2017 22.57 Tucson, AZ (USA) 18 MAY 2017
2016 22.13 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 MAY 2016
2015 22.56 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 17 JUL 2015
2014 22.03 Sacramento, CA (USA) 25 JUN 2014
2013 20.82 Tucson, AZ (USA) 16 MAY 2013
2012 21.08 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 24 JUN 2012
2011 19.15 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 26 JUN 2011
2010 18.73 Lewisburg, PA (USA) 17 APR 2010
2009 18.53 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 2009
2007 16.49 Carolina (PUR) 30 JUN 2007

Outdoor

Discus Throw

Performance Place Date
2012 53.88 Lewisburg, PA (USA) 14 APR 2012
2011 56.08 Columbus, OH (USA) 23 APR 2011
2010 52.65 Bloomington, IN (USA) 15 MAY 2010
2009 49.07 Lewisburg, PA (USA) 11 APR 2009

Outdoor

Hammer Throw

Performance Place Date
2012 58.52 Madison, WI (USA) 11 MAY 2012
2011 61.50 Auburn, AL (USA) 15 APR 2011
2010 57.79 Tempe, AZ (USA) 08 APR 2010
2009 55.97 Columbus, OH (USA) 01 MAY 2009

Indoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2018/19 21.40 New York, NY (USA) 23 FEB 2019
2013/14 21.46 Albuquerque, NM (USA) 23 FEB 2014
2012/13 19.50 Lawrence, KS (USA) 17 APR 2013
2011/12 20.14 Albuquerque, NM (USA) 26 FEB 2012
2010/11 19.84 Champaign, IL (USA) 26 FEB 2011
2009/10 19.36 University Park, PA (USA) 30 JAN 2010
2008/09 16.89 University Park, PA (USA) 07 FEB 2009
2007/08 16.86 State College, PA (USA) 26 JAN 2008

Indoor

35libs Weight

Performance Place Date
2010/11 19.07 University Park, PA (USA) 28 JAN 2011
2009/10 18.26 Minneapolis, MN (USA) 28 FEB 2010

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Shot Put 21.78 Estádio Olímpico, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 18 AUG 2016

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 22.91 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
1. Shot Put 21.93 National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 23 AUG 2015
2. Shot Put 21.66 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 06 AUG 2017

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Shot Put 20.87 Le Grande Stade, Marrakesh (MAR) 13 SEP 2014

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 22.04 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 23 JUL 2016
1. Shot Put 22.01 Bislett, Oslo (NOR) 09 JUN 2016
1. Shot Put 22.13 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 27 MAY 2016
1. Shot Put 22.56 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 17 JUL 2015
1. Shot Put 21.67 Icahn, New York, NY (USA) 13 JUN 2015
1. Shot Put 22.12 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 29 MAY 2015
1. Shot Put 21.14 Bislett, Oslo (NOR) 11 JUN 2014

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 21.84 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 28 JUN 2015
1. Shot Put 22.03 Sacramento, CA (USA) 25 JUN 2014
Results in:

Shot Put

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
20 APR 2019 Virginia Challenge, Charlottesville, VA USAUSA F F 2. 20.20
27 APR 2019 Jesse Owens Classic, Columbus, OH USAUSA F F 1. 20.36
03 MAY 2019 IAAF Diamond League, Doha QATQAT GW F 6. 20.83
30 MAY 2019 BAUHAUS-galan, Olympiastadion, Stockholm SWESWE A F 3. 19.77
01 JUN 2019 Werfertage, Halle GERGER E F1 3. 20.43
03 JUN 2019 Josef Odložil Memorial, Praha CZECZE C F 1. 21.29
06 JUN 2019 Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea, Stadio Olimpico, Roma ITAITA GW F 4. 21.46
30 JUN 2019 Prefontaine Classic, Palo Alto, CA USAUSA GW F 5. 21.39
26 JUL 2019 USA Ch., Drake Stadium, Des Moines, IA USAUSA B F 2. 22.31
24 AUG 2019 Meeting de Paris, Stade Charléty, Paris FRAFRA GW F 2. 22.11
02 SEP 2019 IWC Zagreb 2019, Sports Park Mladost, Zagreb CROCRO A F 3. 21.22
05 SEP 2019 AG Memorial Van Damme, Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles BELBEL DF F 8. 20.60
03 OCT 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Khalifa International Stadium, Doha QATQAT OW Q2 4. 20.92
05 OCT 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Khalifa International Stadium, Doha QATQAT OW F 1. 22.91

Shot Put Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
25 JAN 2019 Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge, New York, NY USAUSA F F 1. 20.77
09 FEB 2019 NYRR Millrose Games, New York, NY USAUSA D F 2. 20.86
15 FEB 2019 Ohio State University Tune-Up, Columbus, OH USAUSA F F 2. 19.52
23 FEB 2019 USA Ind. Ch., New York, NY USAUSA D F 2. 21.40