USA’s Ryan Crouser threw 23.56m* to improve his own world shot put record at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix, this season’s sixth World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Saturday (27).
Making history on a sunny but blustery afternoon at the UCLA’s Drake Stadium, Crouser added 19cm to the previous world record of 23.37m that he recorded at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene in June 2021.
The explosive 23.56m throw was achieved by the world and Olympic champion on his fourth attempt.
Crouser said that althrough the throw was good, he has more left in him.
“I’m really excited because it didn’t feel polished,” Crouser explained. “It felt like I had a tonne of power and I caught a big one.”
SOURCE: MADELINE RYAN FOR WORLD ATHLETICS