Ryan Crouser chiseled together another fine series to win for the eighth time in as many competitions this year. In November 2020, he was named a Finalist for Male Track and Field World Athlete of the Year[2] by World Athletics, the international governing body for track and field. Ryan Crouser (born December 18, 1992) is an American shot putter and discus thrower. Ryan Crouser in action in Des Moines (© Getty Images) 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 … Crouser's staring at a number: 22.66 meters (74 feet, 4¼ inches), which happens to be the longstanding world indoor shot put record. Former LSU star named finalist for 'World Athlete of the Year' award. Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser will lead a power-packed shot put field at the Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, on 27 May. Crouser throws 22.43m. Opening with a 21.79m effort, he improved to 22.08m in the second round and 22.31m in the third before nailing his biggest throw of the night, 22.43m in the fourth to seal the win and secure another meeting record. [4], In December 2019, Crouser moved from United States Olympic Training Center in San Diego to Fayetteville, Arkansas to coach University of Arkansas Track and Field teams. Ryan Crouser. In the week before the Pre Classic last month he returned to his home town of Boring, Oregon, where he lost count of the number of autographs he signed, and where his recovery between sets in the gym involved posing for selfies with adoring fans. INDIANAPOLIS -- For the third time this year and the second week in a row, Ryan Crouser (Fayetteville, Arkansas) earned USATF Athlete of the Week after another big shot put series.Wilma Rudolph also picked up her second award of the year as the winner of the 24th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting a world record in the women’s 100m on September 2, 1960. His shortest throw of his five legal efforts was 22.42m/73-6.75. Crouser's personal best of 22.91 m (75 ft 1 3⁄4 in) was thrown on July 2020 in the Atlanta, Georgia suburb of Marietta,[27] tying him as third best performer of all time. Randy Barnes’ 74-4¼ (22.66) World Record has survived for 31 years. [3] By the end of the 2020 season, Crouser had thrown 22m/72-2.5 or more 104 times in his career, the most in history. Shot Put Title, With World Record And Teammate Top Of Mind. His family’s story is well documented. 41.8k Followers, 585 Following, 318 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Ryan Crouser (@rcrouser) The following story, written by Shawn Price, was originally published on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.. A season in which major championship meets scheduled for 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus, defending Olympic gold medalist and Olympic He belongs to a family of throwers; his father Mitch Crouser was an alternate on the 1984 Olympic discus team, his uncle Brian Crouser qualified for two Olympic teams in the javelin, his other uncle Dean Crouser was a good shot putter and discus thrower, and his cousins Samand Haley are both javelin throwers. He is a two time USA National Indoor Shot Put Champion 2019, 2020. By Peggy Shinn | July 27, 2019, 12:28 a.m. (ET) Ryan Crouser … Shot Put Title, With World Record And Teammate Top Of Mind. He was a four-time NCAA champion in the shot put indoors and outdoors for the University of Texas. Crouser was careful when asked how he views the top names on the all-time list, and whether it would be good for the shot put for Barnes’ record to go down. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser won his second straight U.S. title in the men's shot put in dramatic fashion today, launching the shot 22.65 meters (74-3¾) on his final throw. Crouser completed a two-year master's degree in finance in 2016. The next Saturday at ATL #2, Crouser long-bombed an astounding 75-2 (22.91) PR at the tail end of a series that built from a 72-8 (22.15) opener through four increasingly better efforts. In 2020, Crouser threw 22.60m indoors to make him the second best performer in world indoor history, only 6 cm behind Randy Barnes' record of 22.66m. [10][11] Crouser won both the 5 kg shot and the 1.5 kg discus at the 2009 national youth championships, and was selected for the IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy in both events. Duplantis, a world silver medallist in Doha last year, set a world record by clearing 6.17m in Torun, Poland, in February and then bettered that by one centimetre in Glasgow the same month. [15][21] Crouser's Big 12 mark equaled Ryan Whiting's collegiate indoor record from 2008; he ranked second behind New Zealand's Tom Walsh on the 2016 world indoor list.[15][22]. In breaking Noon's 21-year-old record, Crouser is believed to be only the second U.S. high school athlete to throw the 12-pound shot put more than 77 feet. This throw stood second in the U.S on the yearly list, eleven inches behind reigning World Champion Joe Kovacs. “I'm in good shape to throw far," Crouser said. 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). “Throwing-wise I’m really happy with it. Crouser had the longest throw in the world for most of the season following his personal-best performance back in April with a throw of 22.74 meters, the longest in the world since 1990. INDIANAPOLIS -- Overwhelming fan votes earned Ryan Crouser (Fayetteville, Arkansas) USATF Athlete of the Week after a historic shot put series, and Mike Powell the 23rd USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting a world record in the men’s long jump on August 30, 1991. Last month, Hull set the Australian record in the 5,000. The Olympic champion won all 10 of his competitions this year, two indoors and eight outdoors. The other is national outdoor record holder Michael Carter, who holds that seemingly untouchable mark at 81-3½ in 1979. (KEVIN MORRIS) ... (who set a World Record with that mark in ’87), and Joe Kovacs, who attained the distance to claim his second World Champs gold in Doha. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser won his second straight U.S. title in the men's shot put in dramatic fashion today, launching the shot 22.65 meters (74-3¾) on his final throw. While the two have continued to duel all over the globe, Crouser’s two longest efforts against Walsh have come in setting Pre Classic meet records the last two years. OT: The 1920, 1928, 1932, and since 1992, championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event. Randy Barnes' shot put world record of 23.12m looks under serious threat from Ryan Crouser who had consistency to match his excellence. Watch later. Ryan Crouser National High School Discus Record 237'5". Latest News. It will be fourth time the Pre Classic will host the titanic matchup, one that began in 2016 with the very first meeting of the event’s current giants. [31], Note 1: In 1888 both the NAAAA and the AAU held championships. It … [15][17] Crouser, who had been successful academically, began to struggle somewhat with the heavy workload during his second year at Texas; he had originally planned to major in engineering, but switched to economics after that year. The sixth-round mark raised his best by a centimeter from his final-try silver medal effort at the World Championships in October. Crouser’s 22.72m cracks stadium record in Des Moines, McSweyn sets meeting record in Gothenburg. [1] In 2020, he was named a Finalist for Male Track and Field World Athlete of the Year[2] by World Athletics, the international governing body for track and field. [24] At the Olympic Trials, on his second throw of the finals, Crouser uncorked a 22.11 m (72 ft 6 1⁄4 in) to not only win in an upset over Kovacs, but to become the number 18 thrower in history. Take Olympic record holder Ryan Crouser. The other is national outdoor record holder Michael Carter, who holds that seemingly untouchable mark at 81-3½ in 1979. [2] He was undefeated in all 10 meetings, had 36 throws of 22m/72-2.5 or better, with 14 of those farther than 22.56m/74-0, the highest total ever in a single year. INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Crouser (Boring, Oregon) became the =3rd best thrower in men’s shot put history to earn USATF Athlete of the Week, and Pat Daniels was selected by fans as winner of the 17th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for her American record-setting 800m in 1961. Ryan Crouser was smokin’ as he added almost a foot to his shot PR. [10], In 2009, his sophomore year at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, Crouser set a national sophomore record with the 3.58 lb (1.62 kg) high school discus, throwing 202 ft 6 in (61.72 m); the mark was also the Oregon high school state record until Sam Crouser broke it the following year. Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke Werner Gunthor’s meeting record in the men’s shot put with 22.28m to highlight the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland, on Sunday (2). [15] At the Big 12 outdoor championships he set personal bests and new meeting records in both the shot and the discus, with throws of 21.39 m (70 ft ​2 1⁄2 in) and 63.90 m (209 ft 9 in) respectively; it was the first time he broke 70 feet with the 16 lb (7.26 kg) shot. In summer 2019, Crouser unloaded a PR of 74-7 1/4, the longest mark in the world since Randy Barnes threw world-record 75-10 1/4 in 1990. Olympic champion Ryan Crouser continued his undefeated 2020 campaign at the Hanzekovic Memorial on Monday (14), winning the shot put in the Gold Continental Track and Field Circuit meeting with a Croatian world record of 22.74 m. 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On April 20 this season — 28 years, 11 months to the day after Barnes set the world record — Crouser, a human cannon, threw a personal best of 22.74. In addition to his world leading 22.91m throw to place him third on the world all time list,[2] in 2020 Crouser was undefeated in all10 meetings, had 36 throws of 22m/72-2.5 or better, with14 of those farther than 22.56m/74-0, the highest total ever in a single year. In 2016 the … A few weeks later, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Crouser improved his personal best and standing on the all-time list three times. Minutes before his best, he also threw 22.73m, which has only been bettered by seven other men. [14] Crouser graduated from Barlow High after the 2011 season; he chose to go to the University of Texas instead of the family's traditional choice of Oregon. Stanford, California – The world’s best shot put battle returns to the Prefontaine Classic as the clash for No. The 28-year-old threw 22.58 meters (74 feet, 1 inch) at a meet in Manhattan, Kansas, on Dec. 5. Olympic records; Men: Ryan Crouser 22.52 m (2016) Women: Ilona Slupianek 22.41 m (1980) The shot put is a track and field event involving "putting" (pushing rather than throwing) a heavy spherical ball—the shot—as far as possible. Ryan Crouser won the shot put gold medal with an … About the only thing he hasn’t done this summer is claim the world record of 75-10 1/4, held since 1990 by Randy Barnes. History. All Rights Reserved. Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser says he has Randy Barnes' 27-year-old world record in his mind ahead of the world championships. National outdoor record holder Michael Carter, who was a really, really time. Inch ) at a collegiate record 31 years at nine of his 10.. Rouge - former LSU star named finalist for 'World Athlete of the year ' award 237. 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