American Ryan Crouser Retains Olympic Men's Shot Put Title

American Ryan Crouser retains Olympic men's shot put title

Tokyo, Aug 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2021 ) :American Ryan Crouser bettered his own Olympic record as he retained the men's shot put title on Thursday.

Crouser managed a best of 23.30 metres on his sixth and final effort, a new Olympic record after his five previous attempts had also all gone beyond the 22.

52m that saw him win gold in the 2016 Rio Games.

The 28-year-old American led a repeat of the Rio podium, with teammate and world champion Joe Kovacs taking silver with 22.65m, and New Zealand's Tomas Walsh claiming bronze (22.47).