Joe Kovacs sets 3rd-best shot put all-time mark at 23.23mSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
ZURICH (AP) — Two-time Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs set the third-longest mark in shot put history Wednesday with a throw of 23.23 meters at the Diamond League finals.
Kovacs became just the fourth man ever to go beyond 23 meters with only United States teammate Ryan Crouser, who he beat in Zurich, ahead of him in the record book.
Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championshipsJune 25, 2022 GMT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night.
Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell.
Athletes gearing up with world championships loomingJune 1, 2022 GMT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ryan Crouser can think of no better place to set the shot put world record -- again -- than at home.
The Oregon native and two-time Olympic gold medalist is among the elite athletes eyeing the world outdoor championships this summer in Eugene.
‘We did it’: Crouser’s gold a tribute to his fallen grandpaAugust 6, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case.
“Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said.
The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win.
Throwing strikes: Track athletes outline job in simple termsJuly 24, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Imagine picking up the heaviest bowling ball on the rack and tossing it nearly the length of a basketball floor. That, world-record holder Ryan Crouser explains, is what it feels like with the shot put.
Ryan Crouser goes big, breaks 31-year-old shot put recordJune 19, 2021 GMT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The record was older than he is.
When Ryan Crouser broke it, “it felt like it was a huge weight lifted.”
The 28-year-old who built a training ring at his home in Arkansas to stay on point during the coronavirus pandemic shattered a shot put world record Friday night that was set 2 1/2 years before he was born.