When U.S. shot-putters come to mind, Ryan Whiting usually falls behind Reese Hoffa and Christian Cantwell.
While expectations are high for each of these three, Whiting is usually considered the third thrower, behind Hoffa and Cantwell.
Of these three, though, Whiting has the best chance to make a huge throw at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Whiting is by far the youngest, has the most upside and has the most recent success, among other things.
Here are three reasons Ryan Whiting will exceed expectations at the London Games.