2020 Toyko Olympics medal roundup: Ryan Crouser breaks his own Olympic record for shot put gold
Carrington won her third gold medal in three days, to go with her victories in the kayak single 200 and double 500. ___ KARATEWOMEN’S KATASandra Sánchez of Spain has won the first Olympic gold medal in karate, beating Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the final matchup in women’s kata. The bronze medal went to Grenada’s Kirani James, who now has gold, silver and bronze from the last three Olympics. Parchment flew past him to add an Olympic gold to the bronze medal he won at the 2012 London Games. Maroulis won Olympic gold at 53kg in 2016.mlive.com
Tokyo Olympics: American Ryan Crouser wins shot put gold, breaks his own Olympic record
TOKYO - Ryan Crouser has broken his own Olympic record on his way to defending his shot put title. On his last attempt, Crouser went 23.30 meters to earn the first track and field gold for the American men at the Tokyo Games. The 28-year-old Crouser went 22.52 meters when he won at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Crouser is already the world-record holder after breaking a 31-year-old mark on June 18 at the U.S. Olympic trials. In the heat at Olympic Stadium, Crouser took the lead on his first attempt and saved his best for his final one.mlive.com
Ryan Crouser of Team USA wins gold in men's shot put at Summer Games, breaks his own record set at Olympic trials
On his last attempt, the 28-year-old went 23.30 meters to earn the first track and field gold for the American men. Crouser went 22.52 meters when he won at the 2016 Summer Games.cbsnews.com
Ryan Crouser defends Olympic gold in shot put podium repeat
With teammate Joe Kovacs and New Zealand's Tom Walsh taking silver and bronze, the medal-winning trio's Tokyo finish repeats the exact podium order from Rio, the first time in Olympic history that's happened in an individual event at consecutive Games.
Crouser confident he can top shot-put record again
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)The day after breaking a world indoor shot put record that was older than he is, 28-year-old Ryan Crouser celebrated by taking the boat out to catch some bass. How far are you throwing?’” recounted Crouser, a four-time NCAA indoor/outdoor shot-put champion at the University of Texas. Last Sunday, he eclipsed the world indoor mark of 22.66 meters (74-4¼) set by Randy Barnes on Jan. 20, 1989. Afterward, Crouser received congratulatory messages from friends, family and fellow shot-put standouts such as two-time Olympic medalist John Godina along with two-time indoor world champion Ryan Whiting. One of his shot-put pupils happened to be left-handed and to teach them, Crouser worked on attempts as a southpaw.
Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet
When the American Track League opens its four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 de Grasse will be one of the athletes competing at the indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to an indoor meet in Arkansas this weekend. The American Track League begins a four-week indoor series Sunday at the University of Arkansas. Crouser's staring at a number: 22.66 meters (74 feet, 4¼ inches), which happens to be the longstanding world indoor shot put record. The 28-year-old threw 22.58 meters (74 feet, 1 inch) at a meet in Manhattan, Kansas, on Dec. 5.