Josh Awotunde takes 3rd in shot put in Diamond League meet in Poland!!!!!

In his first meet since he made the podium at the World Championships, Delsea’s Josh Awotunde placed 3rd Saturday in a Diamond League meet in Poland.

Awotunde threw 70-0 ½ at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Invitational at Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Poland.

It was his 20th lifetime 70-foot throw, all since May 9 of last year.

Awotunde popped the three-best throws of his life to earn the bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships last month in Eugene, including a 73-1 ½ on his 5th throw that is the No. 18 throw in world history.

On Saturday, Awotunde finished 3rd behind Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs of the U.S. [71-5 ¾] and two-time Olympic medalist Tom Walsh of New Zealand [71-2 ¼].

ALL-TIME 70-FOOT THROWS
73-1 ½ … World Athletics Championships, Eugene, Ore., July 17, 2022 [5th throw, 3rd place]
72-11 ½ … World Athletics Championships, Eugene, Ore., July 17, 2022 [1st throw, —]
72-10 ¾ … World Athletics Championships, Eugene, Ore., July 17, 2022 [6th throw, —]
72-2 … Meeting Città di Padova, Stadio Colbachini, Padovad, Poland, Sept. 5, 2021 [series info NA, 1st place]
71-8 … U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore., June 18, 2021 [6th throw, 5th place]
71-2 ¼i … World Athletics Indoors, Belgrade, Serbia, March 19, 2022 [3rd throw, 5th place]
71-2 ¼ … Gyulai István Memorial, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, July 6, 2021 [4th throw, 3rd place]
71-2 ¼ … World Athletics Championships, Eugene, Ore., July 17, 2022 [3rd throw, —]
71-1 ½ … Golden Games, Walnut, Calif., May 9, 2021 [6th throw, 2nd place]
70-11 ¾ … World Athletics Indoors, Belgrade, Serbia, March 19, 2022 [5th throw, 5th place]
70-11 ½ … USATF Golden Games, Walnut, Calif., April 16, 2022 [5th throw, 2nd place]
70-10 ¾ … USATF Golden Games, Walnut, Calif., April 16, 2022 [4th throw, —]
70-7 … USATF Championships, Eugene, Ore., June 24, 2022 [3rd throw, 2nd place]
70-6 ½ … Gyulai István Memorial, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, July 6, 2021 [6th throw, —]
70-6 ¼i … American Track League, Louisville, Ky., Feb. 12, 2022 [3rd throw, 1st place]
70-3 ½ … USATF Golden Games, Walnut, Calif., April 16, 2022 [3rd throw, —]
70-2 ½i … American Track League, Louisville, Ky., Feb. 12, 2022 [1st throw, —]
70-0 ½ … Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Invitational, Chorzów, Poland [Aug. 7, 2022 [5th throw, 3rd place]
70-0 ¼ … USATF Golden Games, Walnut, Calif., April 16, 2022 [2nd throw, —]
70-0 ¼ … World Athletics Indoors, Belgrade, Serbia, March 19, 2022 [2nd throw, —]

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