Crouser sets Olympic record

Crouser sets Olympic record
Highlights

Ryan Crouser’s fifth attempt in the men’s shot put final traveled a distance 22.52 meters (73 feet, 10 3/4 inches), setting an Olympic record and handing the 23-year-old Barlow High School graduate a gold medal.

Rio de Janeiro: Ryan Crouser’s fifth attempt in the men’s shot put final traveled a distance 22.52 meters (73 feet, 10 3/4 inches), setting an Olympic record and handing the 23-year-old Barlow High School graduate a gold medal.

Within minutes, he was joined on the medal podium by another member of team USA, Joe Kovacs (21.78), giving the country gold and silver in the discipline for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games. New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh (21.36) finished in bronze.

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