Aug 5, 2021 - Sports
Ryan Crouser sets Olympic shot put record to win gold for U.S. in Tokyo
Ryan Crouser broke his own Olympic record to win gold in the shot put for Team USA on Thursday, with his best throw of 23.30 meters.
The big picture: The 28-year-old from Boring, Oregon, is the first American since 1956 to win back-to-back shot put Olympic events. U.S. teammate Joe Kovacs won the silver medal with a best throw of 22.65. New Zealand's Tom Walsh clinched bronze. Crouser is the current world record holder, throwing 23.37 at the U.S. trials.