Czech shot-putter Stanek fails to qualify for finals


Czech shot-putter Tomáš Stanek will not advance to the finals of the Olympic Games in Rio after a disappointing performance in the qualifying round on Thursday in which he threw 19.76 metres and placed 20th. The result was 64 centimetres short of target. Stanek’s personal best is 21.30 metres. The best throw was by US Ryan Crouser at 21.59 metres.