Athlete Profile

Adam Nelson

  • COUNTRY United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH 7 JUL 1975
American shot putter Adam Nelson (Getty images)
American shot putter Adam Nelson (Getty images)
  • COUNTRY United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH 7 JUL 1975
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Shot Put 22.51 Portland, OR 18 MAY 2002
Discus Throw 54.38 01 JAN 1997
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Shot Put 22.40 Fayetteville, AR 15 FEB 2008
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
Shot Put Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 21.54 Athens, GA 14 APR
2011 22.09 Eugene, OR 26 JUN
2010 21.29 Zürich 18 AUG
2009 21.11 Berlin 15 AUG
2008 22.12 Eugene, OR 08 JUN
2007 21.61 Osaka 25 AUG
2006 22.04 Indianapolis, IN 23 JUN
2005 21.92 Monaco 10 SEP
2004 21.68 Gresham, OR 05 JUN
2003 21.29 Kuortane 20 JUL
2002 22.51 Portland, OR 18 MAY
2001 21.53 Rüdlingen 19 AUG
2000 22.12 Sacramento, CA 15 JUL
1999 20.64 Palma de Mallorca 10 JUL
1998 20.61 Rüdlingen 23 AUG
1997 19.92 01 JAN
1996 19.14 01 JAN
1995 18.27 01 JAN
1994 18.34 Lisboa 23 JUL
Discus Throw Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1997 54.38 01 JAN
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
Shot Put Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 21.27 Boston (Roxbury), MA 04 FEB
2011 20.51 Bydgoszcz 16 FEB
2010 20.91 Bydgoszcz 10 FEB
2009 21.01 Fayetteville, AR 13 FEB
2008 22.40 Fayetteville, AR 15 FEB
2006 20.99 Boston (Roxbury), MA 28 JAN
2005 21.66 Boston (Roxbury), MA 29 JAN
2004 19.81 New York (MSG), NY 06 FEB
2003 20.63 Boston (Roxbury), MA 02 MAR
2002 21.57 New York (Armory), NY 01 MAR
2001 21.40 Atlanta, GA 03 MAR
1999 20.32 Atlanta, GA 27 FEB
1998 19.86 Indianapolis, IN 13 MAR
Honours - Shot Put
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 7 20.29 Daegu 02 SEP 2011
IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final 6 20.03 Thessaloniki 12 SEP 2009
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 5 21.11 Berlin 15 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games f NM Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
5th IAAF World Athletics Final 2 20.95 Stuttgart 22 SEP 2007
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 21.61 Osaka 25 AUG 2007
3rd IAAF World Athletics Final 1 21.92 Monaco 10 SEP 2005
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 21.73 Helsinki 06 AUG 2005
2nd IAAF World Athletics Final 2 20.80 Monaco 19 SEP 2004
28th Olympic Games 1 21.16 Olýmpia 18 AUG 2004
1st IAAF World Athletics Final 5 20.15 Monaco 13 SEP 2003
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 21.26 Paris Saint-Denis 23 AUG 2003
9th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 20.80 Madrid 20 SEP 2002
18th IAAF Grand Prix Final 1 21.34 Paris (Charléty) 14 SEP 2002
8th IAAF World Championships 2 21.24 Edmonton 04 AUG 2001
8th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2 20.72 Lisboa 09 MAR 2001
IAAF Grand Prix Final 2 21.66 Doha 05 OCT 2000
27th Olympic Games 2 21.21 Sydney 22 SEP 2000
5th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 18.34 Lisboa 23 JUL 1994