Ryan Crouser Sets New World Indoor Shot Put Record With 22.82-Metre Throw

Ryan Crouser set a brand new world indoor shot put document of 22.82 metres on Sunday.© World Athletics/Twitter

American Ryan Crouser set a brand new world indoor shot put document by throwing 22.82 metres (74ft 10.5 inches) on the American Monitor League occasion in Fayetteville, Arkansas to kick off the World Athletics Indoor Tour 2021. Crouser broke the earlier document set by Randy Barnes of 22.66 metres (74ft four inches). Crouser, the 2016 Olympics shot put champion, broke Barnes’ document that had stood since January 1989. “It is a fairly good begin to 2021,” Crouser was quoted as saying by worldathletics.org. “It has been a protracted street to get again to regular competitors. I felt actually nervous on the primary throw, however I had a ton of vitality. I really feel like there’s extra there.” 


Crouser, a silver medallist on the World Athletics Championship, already has extra 22-metre throws than every other shot putter in historical past. 

The record-breaking effort got here within the first spherical itself and Crouser adopted it with 21.03 metres in spherical two after which 22.70 metres in spherical three. 

The fourth and fifth spherical throws have been each declared fouls whilst they landed comparable distances. 

Crouser completed with 22.48 metres – his third finest throw of the day. 

The primary throw went up to now that it solely simply landed on the matting laid out for the competitors. The officers needed to put additional mats to the far aspect. 

Final 12 months, Crouser was among the many 5 finalists for the Male World Athlete of the 12 months 2020 for his undefeated run in 10 shot put competitions.


In different occasions, world 110-metre hurdles champion Grant Holloway sprinted within the heats of 60-metre hurdles clocking 7.38 seconds after which bettered it by profitable with 7.35 seconds within the closing.

“I all the time wish to go sooner,” Holloway, who consolidated his place at No.three on the indoor all-time record, was quoted as saying by worldathletics.org. “However it is a good begin to the season.”

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