Few would assume that a town called ‘Boring’ would produce one of the most exciting sporting prospects in the world.
After guiding Tom Walsh to a slew of medals, the Australian coach has now taken Valerie Adams under his wing.
Ryan Crouser celebrated his first ever visit to Serbia by unleashing another tremendous series of throws to comprehensively dominate the Belgrade city centre shot put competition, with his first round 22.59m being his best effort but having all five of his valid throws in excess of 22.32m on Thursday (17).
Olympic champion Ryan Crouser continued his unbeaten 2020 campaign at the Hanzekovic Memorial on Monday (14), winning the shot put at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting with a Croatian all-comers’ record of 22.74m.
Ryan Crouser is on an unprecedented shot putting roll.
Impressive victories by Jacob Kiplimo, Ryan Crouser and Christian Taylor produced the key highlights at the Golden Spike, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday (8).
Another week, another world record was seriously threatened.
Olympic champion Ryan Crouser and world champion Joe Kovacs will face-off for the just the second time since their epic showdown at last year’s World Championships at the 70th edition of the Hanzekovic Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 14 September.
Olympic champion Ryan Crouser produced the 12th-best throw in history to win the shot put at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase, throwing 22.72m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Des Moines on Saturday (29).
As one of the world’s shortest elite shot putters, World University Games champion Sarah Mitton certainly does not cut an intimidating physical presence.
Today marks the anniversaries of three very significant historic world records which were all set in 1960 in Walnut, California.