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Christian Cantwell

Christian Cantwell
Cantwell at the 2010 Bislett Games.
Personal information
Born (1980-09-30) September 30, 1980
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 154 kg (340 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Christian Cantwell (born September 30, 1980 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is a World Champion American shot putter. In his most recent appearance, he placed 4th in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.[1]


  • Biography 1
  • Personal 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Cantwell's personal best throw is 22.54 metres, or 73 ft 11½ in, set in Gresham, Oregon on June 5, 2004. His best outdoor season to date was 2006, in which he had 8 of the 10 longest throws in the year.[2] He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and attended Eldon High School in Eldon. In 2003, he attended the University of Missouri.[3] He won a silver medal in 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China on August 15, 2008 with his final throw of 21.09 metres, the gold winner was Tomasz Majewski of Poland. At the Berlin World Championships in 2009, their positions were reversed as Cantwell took gold with a throw of 22.03 metres.[4] He won the gold medal at the 2010 World Indoor Championships.[5] At the 2011 World Championships, he took bronze with a throw of 21.36.[6]


He married USA Olympian Shot putter Teri Steer. They have one child, Jackson Daniel Cantwell born in 2008.[7]


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  2. ^ – Statistics
  3. ^ Christian Cantwell Bio from the USATF
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