Kansas City, Missouri 2021-08-05 10:49:30 –
Ryan Crouser broke the Olympic record on Thursday to defend the shot put title.
In his last attempt, Clauser went 23.30 meters to win the first athletics gold for American men at the Tokyo Olympics. US teammate Joe Kovacs finished second, while New Zealand’s Tom Walsh was third.
The 28-year-old Clauser advanced 22.52 meters when he won the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Clauser is already a world record holder after breaking the 31-year-old mark in the United States Olympic Trials on June 18. His throw that night was 23.37 meters.
In the heat of the Olympic Stadium, Clauser took the initiative in the first attempt and did his best for the last attempt.
When he trapped the money, Clauser brought a handwritten sign and lifted it for the camera.
“Grandpa did it. 2020 Olympic champion!”
ESPN Report The Clauser’s grandfather, Larry, was the one who introduced him to shot put. Sadly, he died last month the day before Clauser left for Tokyo.
Before his grandfather dies, ESPN says Olympic athletes will communicate with him through notes. On Thursday, the athlete told reporters that the congratulatory sign was the last note he wanted to write to his grandfather.
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