Poland’s Tomasz Majewski reacts after his throw in the men’s shot put final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 3, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble
Poland’s Tomasz Majewski retained his Olympic men’s shot put title with a season’s best throw of 21.89 meters at the London Games on Friday.
Majewski led with his third attempt inside a lively Olympic stadium and after Germany’s second-placed David Storl fouled with his final throw he put the gloss on a confirmed gold with a final effort landing two centimeters further out.
The 30-year-old Pole, who is the first man to win the event twice since American Parry O’Brien in 1952 and 1956, hugged his rivals warmly before running across track to get a Polish flag.
World champion Storl took silver having led early on with 2007 world champion Reese Hoffa of the United States claiming bronze.