Hoffa leads Olympic qualifying

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 7:44 AM
Last updated 4:53 PM
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LONDON -- The ol' fella led the way.

All three U.S. entrants qualified for the men's shot put final Friday, with 34-year-old Reese Hoffa of Augusta topping everyone with a best heave of 70 feet, 1 inch (21.36 meters).

Hoffa owns four world championships medals but is seeking his first piece of hardware at an Olympics; he was seventh at Beijing in 2008, for example. Hoffa is a former Lakeside and University of Georgia star.

Next-best Friday morning was world champion David Storl of Germany at 69-4¾ (21.15), followed by reigning Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland at 69-0 (21.03).

Also qualifying for this afternoon's final: Ryan Whiting of Harrisburg, Pa., and Christian Cantwell, of Eldon, Mo.

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Riverman1 08/03/12 - 06:52 am
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Keeping My Fingers Crossed

Lakeside needs an Olympic gold medal grad.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 08/03/12 - 09:54 am
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Good Luck, Reese Hoffa!

I am sure all CSRA residents would like to see you win GOLD.

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