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 4 1510
Men's Shot Put 1 1510

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's Overall Ranking 4 for 2 weeks
Men's Shot Put 1 for 2 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
Shot Put 23.23 Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich (SUI) 07 SEP 2022 1314
Discus Throw 56.08 Columbus, OH (USA) 23 APR 2011 988
Hammer Throw 61.50 Auburn, AL (USA) 15 APR 2011 916

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 23.23 Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich (SUI) 07 SEP 2022 1314

Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2022 23.23 Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich (SUI) 07 SEP 2022
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 22.65 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 05 AUG 2021
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 22.89 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 17 JUL 2022
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 23.23 Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich (SUI) 07 SEP 2022
1. Shot Put 22.61 Sint-Katelijneplein, Bruxelles (BEL) 01 SEP 2022
1. Shot Put 22.65 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI) 26 AUG 2022
1. Shot Put 21.79 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów (POL) 06 AUG 2022
1. Shot Put 21.85 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 09 JUN 2022
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, 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
30 APR 2022 Music City Challenge, Vanderbilt Track, Nashville, TN USAUSA F F 1. 22.46
28 MAY 2022 Prefontaine Classic, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR - Diamond Discipline USAUSA GW F 2. 22.49
31 MAY 2022 61st Golden Spike, Mestský Stadion, Ostrava CZECZE A F 1. 22.25
03 JUN 2022 4th Irena Szewinska Memorial, Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz POLPOL A F 2. 21.76
05 JUN 2022 68° ORLEN Janusz Kusociński Memorial, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów POLPOL A F 2. 22.00
09 JUN 2022 Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Stadio Olimpico, Roma - Diamond Discipline ITAITA GW F 1. 21.85
24 JUN 2022 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA B F 2. 22.87
15 JUL 2022 World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA OW Q2 1. 21.50
17 JUL 2022 World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR USAUSA OW F 2. 22.89
30 JUL 2022 Murphey Classic, Billy J. Murphy Track and Field Complex, Memphis, TN USAUSA B F 1. 21.88
06 AUG 2022 Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów - Promotional Events POLPOL A F 1. 21.79
08 AUG 2022 Gyulai István Memorial - Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix, Bregyó Athletic Center, Székesfehérvár HUNHUN A F 1. 22.89
26 AUG 2022 Athletissima, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne - Diamond Discipline SUISUI GW F 1. 22.65
01 SEP 2022 Memorial van Damme, Sint-Katelijneplein, Bruxelles - Diamond Discipline BELBEL GW F 1. 22.61
07 SEP 2022 Weltklasse, Sechseläutenplatz, Zürich - Diamond Discipline SUISUI DF F 1. 23.23
10 SEP 2022 Memorial Borisa Hanžekovića, Fountains, Zagreb CROCRO A F 2. 21.97
12 SEP 2022 Gala dei Castelli, Stadio Comunale, Bellinzona SUISUI B F 1. 22.19