Former LSU star named finalist for 'World Athlete of the Year' award. [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. Johannes Vetter, the 2017 world … 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. Olympic Champ Ryan Crouser Wins Third U.S. “Throwing-wise I’m really happy with it. [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. [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. Take Olympic record holder Ryan Crouser. 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. [13][14] Outdoors, he broke the national high school record in the discus, throwing 237 ft 6 in (72.40 m) to add one foot to Mason Finley's record from 2009. 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. Ryan Crouser. Crouser won the gold medal in the shot put at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. [10] He took up track and field in fifth grade, but was initially not as good as his cousin Sam; he made his breakthrough in eighth and ninth grade. (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. His family’s story is well documented. “It was a really, really good time for me,” Crouser acknowledges. [15] He was briefly the outdoor world leader after improving his personal best to 21.27 m (69 ft ​9 1⁄2 in) at the Texas Relays on March 28. [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]. To simply say that Ryan Crouser was..., 5d. No USA National Outdoor meet was held in 2020. 41.9k Followers, 591 Following, 318 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Ryan Crouser (@rcrouser) It stayed alive only by the skin of its teeth under Ryan Crouser’s attack here. [18] Crouser won his second consecutive shot put title at the 2014 NCAA outdoor championships, with a heave of 21.12 m (69 ft ​3 1⁄2 in), but injured his foot in the process; he had also qualified for the final in the discus, but was forced to scratch from that event. 41.8k Followers, 585 Following, 318 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Ryan Crouser (@rcrouser) At the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Crouser won the silver medal in "the greatest – and closest – shot put competition ever[25]" that "Redefines Men's Shot Put[26]" according to World Athletics (formerly IAAF). [13] He returned to top shape in 2011, breaking the national high school indoor record in the 12 lb (5.44 kg) shot put with 77 ft ​ .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px;white-space:nowrap} 3⁄4 in (23.54 m); the mark placed him second behind Mike Carter's outdoor record on the all-time national high school list. A pair of hot outdoor openers found Olympic champ Ryan Crouser improving his PR to 75-2. He had previously won the gold medal in the boys' shot put at the 2009 World Youth Championships. [18], Crouser won his first NCAA indoor shot put title in 2014, throwing 21.21 m (69 ft 7 in) and winning by almost four feet. Latest News. ©2021 World Athletics. Crouser was born in Portland, Oregon on December 18, 1992, and raised in Boring. Last month, Hull set the Australian record in the 5,000. This throw stood second in the U.S on the yearly list, eleven inches behind reigning World Champion Joe Kovacs. Crouser is a two time USA Indoor National Shot Put Champion (2019, 2020) and three time USA National Outdoor Shot Put Champion (2016, 2017, 2019). 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. [15] His chances of winning a third consecutive NCAA outdoor title were spoiled as he re-aggravated an old thumb injury at the championships; he placed fifth in both the shot and the discus. BATON ROUGE - Former LSU student-athlete Mondo Duplantis is in the running for one of the world's most prestigious athletics awards. [16] He returned to action for the outdoor season, throwing a personal best 21.09 m (69 ft ​2 1⁄4 in) at the Big 12 conference championships; he won his first NCAA championship title in the shot put that summer with 20.31 m (66 ft ​7 3⁄4 in), but only placed eighth in the discus. He was a four-time NCAA champion in the shot put indoors and outdoors for the University of Texas. He’s 6'7", weighs 315 pounds, and could easily be mistaken for a powerlifter or an NFL lineman. Olympic champion Ryan Crouser continued his unbeaten 2020 campaign at the Hanzekovic Memorial on Monday (14), winning the shot put at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting with a Croatian all-comers’ record of 22.74m. The 28-year-old threw 22.58 meters (74 feet, 1 … 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. Minutes before his best, he also threw 22.73m, which has only been bettered by seven other men. Crouser dominates shot put again. Ryan Crouser won the shot put gold medal with an … [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. Shot Put Title, With World Record And Teammate Top Of Mind. 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 had five more throws of better than 22m at the Chorzów World Athletics Continental Tour meet in Poland, winning with a 22.70m/74-5.75 that was the ninth-best performance in U.S. history. The other is national outdoor record holder Michael Carter, who holds that seemingly untouchable mark at 81-3½ in 1979. He is a two time USA National Indoor Shot Put Champion 2019, 2020. 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. Video on YouTube. [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. Randy Barnes' shot put world record of 23.12m looks under serious threat from Ryan Crouser who had consistency to match his excellence. Ryan Crouser was smokin’ as he added almost a foot to his shot PR. Crouser, who has a clean testing record, is inching into Timmermann’s territory on the all-time list of farthest throws. Ryan Crouser followed in the footsteps of his dad and his uncle in becoming a world-class thrower. Olympic Champ Ryan Crouser Wins Third U.S. Ryan Crouser. His shortest throw of his five legal efforts was 22.42m/73-6.75. [19], In 2015 Crouser placed second behind Stipe Žunić at the NCAA indoor championships, reaching 20.93 m (68 ft 8 in) on his best attempt. It was clear that Crouser was indirectly indicating that the long-standing world record of 23.12m, which has stood to USA’s Randy Barnes for more than 30 years since 20 May 1990, could well be under threat in 2021, as if people were not already of that likelihood already. The following story, written by Shawn Price, was originally published on A season in which major championship meets scheduled for 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus, defending Olympic gold medalist and Olympic