Randy Barnes

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Eric Randolph Barnes (born June 16, 1966) is an American former shot putter who held the outdoor world record for the event from 1990 to 2021. He won silver at the 1988 Olympics and gold at the 1996 Olympics. Only three throwers have been within 40 centimetres (16 in) of his outdoor world record since it was set. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Randy Barnes has received more than 345,558 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Randy Barnes is the 1,331st most popular athlete (down from 1,329th in 2019), the 9,178th most popular biography from United States (up from 9,890th in 2019) and the 239th most popular American Athlete.

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  • 26

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  • 6.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among athletes, Randy Barnes ranks 1,331 out of 6,025Before him are Haruki Uemura, Marcel Lambert, Väinö Ikonen, Miklós Szilvási, Bernhard Germeshausen, and Vilhelm Carlberg. After him are Arthur Wint, Shuhei Nishida, Ferdinand Bie, Vincent Matthews, Barney Ewell, and Sulo Nurmela.

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Among people born in 1966, Randy Barnes ranks 297Before him are A. R. Rahman, Laurent Garnier, Mary Stuart Masterson, Zlatko Yankov, Scott Derrickson, and Lucrecia Martel. After him are Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, Les Ferdinand, Christopher A. Wray, Alexis Denisof, Sabine Moussier, and Andrey Lugovoy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Randy Barnes ranks 9,178 out of 20,380Before him are Anthony Anderson (1970), Jenna Dewan (1980), Deb Haaland (1960), Mark Lenard (1924), William H. Keeler (1931), and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875). After him are Kay Johnson (1904), Robert Pearce (1908), Ben Alexander (1911), Christy Mathewson (1880), Peabo Bryson (1951), and Brian Donlevy (1901).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Randy Barnes ranks 239Before him are William Varley (1880), Loren Murchison (1898), Mildred Wiley (1901), Caroline Smith (1906), Edward Moore (1897), and Albert White (1895). After him are Vincent Matthews (1947), Barney Ewell (1918), Richard Lawrence (1906), Commodore Cochran (1902), Steve Prefontaine (1951), and Gwen Torrence (1965).