Kovacs, who was sitting in 4th palace before the final round achieved 22.91m to win the World title and to set the 3rd best mark in history.
Ryan Crouser of the United States and defending World champion Tom Walsh from New Zealand both threw 22.90m. Crouser was awarded bronze because his second-best mark was 22.71m while Walsh's 2nd best effort was 22.56m.
Prior to tonight’s shot put final, the best-ever mark for second place in any competition was 22.40. Today, 22.53m by Brazil's Darlan Romani was only good enough for the fourth place.