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Christian Cantwell

Christian Cantwell

Event: Shot Put
Height: 6-5
Weight: 300
PR: 22.54m/73-11.50 (2004)
Born: 09/30/1980
Current Residence: Columbia, Mo.
Hometown: Eldon, Mo.
High School: Eldon (Mo.) H.S. '99
College: Missouri '03
Coach: Mike Riley
Agent: John Nubani
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
Four-time USA Indoor champion - 2004 (21.26m/69-9); 2007 (21.72m/71-3.5); 2008 (21.77m/71-5.25); 2010 (21.13m/71-7.50)
Three-time USA Outdoor champion – 2005 (21.64m/71-0); 2009 (21.82m/71-7.25); 2010 (21.65m/71-0.50)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2008 (21.71m/71-2.75); 2011 (21.87m/71-9)
Two-time USA Indoor runner-up - 2002 (20.86m/68-5.25); 2006 (21.10m/69-2.75)
Third at 2009 USA Indoors (21.53m/70-7.75)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials (21.28m/69-9.75)
 
International Championships
2009 World Outdoor Championships gold medalist (22.03m/72-3.50)
Three-time World Indoor champion - 2004 (21.49m/70-6.25); 2008 (21.77m/71-5.25); 2010 (21.83m/71-7.50)
2008 Olympic silver medalist (21.09m/69-2.50)
 
Awards and Honors
2010 IAAF Diamond League champion
Two-time indoor Visa Championship Series champion – 2007, 2010
Six-time NCAA Division I All-American
2000 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
 
About Christian
Every season from 2003 to 2012 there was not a time when Christian Cantwell wasn't ranked in the top five in the world in the shot put for either indoor or outdoor competition. Over that time he recorded the farthest throw in the world five different seasons in both indoor and outdoor competition. In 2010 alone Cantwell competed in 20 meets where he threw the shot more than 70 feet and won the inaugural IAAF Diamond League Championship in his event. In 2009 he ended the outdoor season with the three best throws in the world. In 2006, Cantwell posted the top-three outdoor throws in the world, and six of the top eight throws. In 2004 he posted the top four throws in the world that outdoor season.  He held a 14-meet winning streak heading into the 2004 Olympic Trials. Cantwell was a hotel and restaurant management major at Missouri. He married Terri Steer in 2005 and the couple had their first child on May 27, 2008, a son named Jackson Daniel.
Results
2013:
7th at Zagreb (19.86m/65-2); 8th at Zurich (20.13m/66-0.5); 2nd at Kingston (20.29/66-7)
2012: 4th at Olympic Games final (21.19m/69-6.25); 3rd at 2012 Olympic Trials (21.28m/69-9.75); 5th at Pre Classic (20.98m/68-10); 4th at Shanghai (20.57m/67-6); 2nd at Kansas Relays (21.71m/71-2.75); 2nd at U.S. Open (20.72m/67-11.75i); 1st at PSD Bank Meeting (21.31m/69-11i); 3rd at USA Indoors (21.53m/70-7.75)
2011: 4th at World Outdoors (21.36m/70-1); 2nd at USA Outdoors (21.87m/71-9); 1st at Switzerland (21.83m/71-7.5) and Stockholm (21.70m/71-2.5); 2nd at Monaco (21.23m/69-8); 3rd at the Prefontaine Classic (21.59m/70.10), Hengelo (21.15m/69-4.75), and Birmingham (20.86m/68-5.25); 6th at Doha (20.61m/67-7.5); 4th at Rome (21.09m/69-2.5). 
2010: World Indoor champ (21.83m/71-7.50); USA Outdoor champ (21.65m/71-00.5); USA Indoor champ (21.13m/69-4); 1st at Pre Classic (21.78m/71-5.5); 1st at Doha (21.82m/71-7.25); 1st at Drake Relays (21.69m/71-2); 1st at Jamaica Invitational (21.50m/70-6.5); 1stat Osaka Grand Prix (21.34m/70-0.25); 1st at Stockholm (22.09m/72-5.75); Indoor Visa champion
2009: World Outdoor champion (22.03m/72-3.50); USA Outdoor champion (21.82m/71-7.25); 1st at Dakar (21.53m/70-7.75); 2nd at Drake Relays (21.00m/68-10.75); 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (20.99m/68-10.5); 1st at Zagreb (22.16m/72-8.50)
2008: Olympic Games silver medalist (21.09m/69-2.50); World Indoor champ (21.77m/71-5.25); 2nd at Olympic Trials (21.71m/71-02.75); 3rd at Reebok Grand Prix (20.83m/68-4.25); 1st at adidas Track Classic (21.39m/70-2.25); USA Indoor champ (21.51m/70-7); 1st at Modesto Relays (21.76m/71-4.75)
2007: 5th at AT&T USA Outdoors (20.14m/66-1); USA Indoor champion (21.72m/71-3.5); Indoor Visa champion; 1st at Millrose Games (21.88m/71-9); 2nd at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (21.36m/70-1); 1st at adidas Track Classic (21.96m/72-0.75); Nike Prefontaine Classic champion (21.83m/71-7.5)
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoor (21.89m/ 71-10); 1st at Gateshead (22.45m/73-8); USA Indoor runner-up (21.10m/69-2.75); 10th in qualifying at World Indoor Champs (19.90m/65-3.5); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (22.17m/72-9); 1st at Drake Relays (22.10m/72-6.25)
2005: USA Outdoor champion (21.64m/71-0); 5th at World Outdoor Champs (20.87m/68-5.75); 1st at Huelva on 6/7 (21.32m/69-11.25); 1st at Seville (21.67m/71-1.25); 4th at USA Indoors (20.57m/67-6)
2004: World Indoor champion (21.49m/70-6.25); USA Indoor champion (21.26m/69-9); 4th at Olympic Trials (20.56m/67-5.5); 1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (22.54m/73-11.5); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (21.74m/71-4); 1st at Home Depot (22.35m/73-4); 1st at Columbia (21.95m/72-0.25i), mark was best indoors by an American since 1989; 1st at Manhattan (21.11m/69-3.25); 1st at Drake Relays (20.64m/67-8.75); 1st in SP at Verizon Millrose Games (21.28m/69-9.75)
2003: 1st at World Athletics Final (20.93m/68-8); 5th at USA Outdoors (20.57m/67-6); 1st at Salamanca (21.62m/70-11.25); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (21.56m/70-9); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (20.64m/67-8.75)
2002: 2nd at USA Indoors SP (20.86m/68-5.25); 3rd at NCAA Indoors (20.43m/67-0.5); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (19.39m/63-7.50); 1st at Univ. of Iowa (21.45m/70-4.5); 1st at Kansas Relays (21.37m/70-1.50); 1st at Drake Relays (21.06m/69-1.25)
2001:  5th at NCAA Outdoors SP (19.27m/63-2.75); no mark at USA Outdoors; 1st at Big 12 Indoors SP (19.37m/63-6.75); 14th at NCAA Outdoors HT; 3rd at Big 12 HT (57.18m/187-7)
2000:  7th at NCAA Indoor Championships (18.72m/61-5); no mark in qualifying at U.S. Olympic Trials; Big 12 Outdoor SP champ (19.67m/64-6.5)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013:
Outdoor bests - 20.13/66-½ (No. 14 in the USA, No. 41 in the World)
2012: Indoor bests - 21.53m/73-11 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.31m/73-3.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests - 21.21m/69-7 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.07m/72-5 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 21.95m/72-0.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.41m/73-6.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 21.47m/70-5.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.16m/72-8.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world, ranked by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 22.18m/72-9.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.76m/74-8.25 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests - 21.88m/71-9.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.96m/72-0.75 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)  
2006: Indoor bests - 21.10m/69-2.75 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.45m/70-4.50 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 1 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 21.06m/69-1.25 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.67m/71-1.25 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 21.95m/72-0.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests - 22.54m/73-11.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests - 20.85m/68-5 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.62m/70-11.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 4 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA, No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2002: Indoor bests - 20.86m/68-5.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Outdoor bests - 21.45m/70-4.50 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 7 in the world)
2001: Indoor bests - 19.37m/63-6.75 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 37 in the world)
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