Joe KOVACS

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    28 JUN 1989
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14243308
Joe Kovacs in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's Overall Ranking 31 1407
Men's Shot Put 4 1407

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's Overall Ranking 29 for 12 weeks
Men's Shot Put 4 for 83 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue 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 Venue Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 22.05 SPIRE Institute Indoor Track & Field Facility, Geneva, OH (USA) 13 FEB 2021 1243
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 22.72 Jesse Owens Stadium, Columbus, OH (USA) 01 MAY 2021 1284

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 22.05 SPIRE Institute Indoor Track & Field Facility, Geneva, OH (USA) 13 FEB 2021 1243

Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2021 22.72 Jesse Owens Stadium, Columbus, OH (USA) 01 MAY 2021
2020 21.30 Sports Park Mladost, Zagreb (CRO) 14 SEP 2020
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
2020/21 22.05 SPIRE Institute Indoor Track & Field Facility, Geneva, OH (USA) 13 FEB 2021
2019/20 21.34 Armory Track, New York, NY (USA) 08 FEB 2020
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 Stadion, 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 Stadium (Fordham), 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 Stadion, 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
01 MAY 2021 Jesse Owens Invitational, Jesse Owens Stadium, Columbus, OH USAUSA F F 1. 22.72

Shot Put Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 FEB 2021 Hoosier Hills Invitational, Gladstein Fieldhouse Indiana Un., Bloomington, IN USAUSA F F 1. 21.70
13 FEB 2021 B1G Indoor T&F Invitational, SPIRE Institute Indoor Track & Field Facility, Geneva, OH USAUSA F F 1. 22.05