Eldon, Mo., native and former Mizzou shot putter Christian Cantwell, got past prelims today in London with a throw just under 67 feet, yet will have to settle for fourth place missing the bronze medal by 1.5 inches.  Cantwell’s best throw was 69 feet, six inches and was one of just two finalists to improve his distance over his final three throws.

His international accomplishments include a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as a World Outdoor championship in 2009. He is also a three-time World Indoor champ in ’04, 08, and ’10.

The top 12 advanced after prelims.