Christian Cantwell wins the gold medal during the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. My personal favorite, Reese Hoffa, did not do to well during the competition, but it’s great to see Mr. Cantwell getting the gold.
Thank you to HBL01 for pointing this video out to us.
Adam Nelson, Reese Hoffa, Ralf Bartels, Christian Cantwell, mmm, mmm, mmm…
And what happens when you win the gold? You flex your muscles, of course. Here are some gorgeous photos of Christian in all of his arm flexing glory…
Alright, no spoilers here, but the results were very surprising and truly punched then kicked my arrogant American pride and ego… Here are just some awesome photos of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson from the 2008 Men’s Shot Put Final (courtesy of Daylife.com).
[EDIT AGAIN: I just noticed YouTube’s “Watch in high quality” option. So here’s the high quality version collage that made Mr. Hoffa even wider. And that “slimmer” photo of him in the red shorts is from a 2004 article from AugustaChronicle.com.]
These photos of the super woofy shotputter, Reese Hoffa, are just way too cute for words. Awww…
Wait. It gets better. Here is a video of him solving the Rubik’s Cube… So what makes it even better? He’s wearing an “It’s A Liger” t-shirt. LOVE. (Or should I say “Pretty much my favorite animal”?)
Here’s a great Wired.com article on my favorite shotputter and how he loves to skateboard and play video games. Surprisingly, he loves the Metal Gear Solid Games. Wow! Is it possible for me to fall in love with him even more? Apparently so! ^_^
The truth is, I kinda hate sports. Sometimes. You can call it what you want: “friendly competition,” “friendly rivalry,” and other “friendly” oxymoron you can think of. The point is, there is a winner who achieves glory and fame while the loser suffers through anguish, pain, and even humiliation.
Take this photo for instance:
Manuel Martinez is definitely one of the sexiest bearish shot putters out there. Seeing the painful effects of losing on such a model of perfection do sting me a bit. (And my libido wants to rudely interrupt that the above photo — I’m sorry, Mr. Martinez — is just smoking hot.)
I don’t think I can ever empathize about spending most of your life on something then fail at it when it mattered the most.
And as Manuel Martinez loses at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, the following American duo rose to become the dominant winners: Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa. And even though my personal favorite, Mr. Reese Hoffa, placed second to the woofy Christian Cantwell, you can still feel and taste the disappointment of not placing first.
What a lineup. These three U.S. Olympians will definitely be a force to reckon with.
Chubarama once posted about Adam Nelson getting hypnotized as part of his conditioning to win it all in the Olympics. I remember kinda laughing at it. Sorry, Mr. Nelson, I know you guys are a team, but I’m cheering on for Reese Hoffa to win that Olympic Gold.
And then, yes, Christian Cantwell, you are one heck of a big and beefy bear.
In fact, you’re one of my favorite hot shotputters out there. You even took the Gold, placing Mr. Reese in second place, in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia on March 7, 2008. But this is a competition, and I need to take sides. I have to go with the formidable and handsome Reese Hoffa.
Here’s a collage of woofy American shotputter, Reese Hoffa. Bigger quality images can be found in ViewImages.com (I haven’t figured out how to link to the proper page, so just use its search function).
The following is a video clip of Reese Hoffa winning the gold medal from the 2007 IAAF Athletics World Championship in Osaka, Japan.