Ron Backes

Ron Backes (born 19 February 1963 in St. Cloud, Minnesota) is an American retired shot putter.

His personal best throw was 21.02 metres, achieved in May 1988 in San Jose.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 6th
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 8th
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 10th


  1. World men's all-time best shot put (last updated 2001)

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