Illustration photo – American shot putter Ryan Crouser rejoices at his victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
Los Angeles – American shot putter Ryan Crouser set a 23.56 cm world record at the meeting of the Continental Tour – Gold category in Los Angeles. The two-time Olympic champion and reigning world champion improved his own two-year-old maximum by 19 cm.
The 30-year-old Crouser had a phenomenal streak in Los Angeles, breaking the June 2021 Eugene record with a fourth attempt. He overcame the twenty-three-meter mark three times in total and came close to it in other attempts as well. Tom Walsh from New Zealand finished second in his season high of 22.12.
Crouser, who will be one of the stars of the Ostrava Zlatá tretra meeting in a month, has already surpassed his record performance of 23.37 last year and this year indoors. However, due to measurement errors and an irregular sector, the record was never recognized.
As expected, the pole vaulter competition was won by world record holder Armand Duplantis. The 23-year-old Swede, who in February in Clermond-Ferrand improved his maximum to 622 cm, today in Los Angeles did not get over the six-meter mark and showed 591 cm. The second Sam Kendricks recorded the same performance, both failed to clear the bar at a height of 601 cm. Duplantis will also present himself in Ostrava on June 27.
Results of the athletics meeting in Los Angeles
Men – 100 m (wind +1.0 m/s): 1. Blake (Jam .) 9.89, 200 m (+0.7 m/s): 1. Laird (USA) 20.06, 400 m: 1. Bailey (Jam.) 44.43, 800 m: 1. Murphy (USA ) 1:44.75, 1500m: 1. Cheruiyot (Kenya) 3:31.47, 400m BR: 1. CJ Allen (USA) 47.91, Pole: 1. Duplantis (Sweden) 591, Javelin : 1. Peters (Gren.) 83.16, shot: 1. Crouser (USA) 23.56 – world record.
Women – 100 m (+0.2 m/s): 1. Akinosunová (USA) 10.97, 200 m (+0.5 m/s): 1. Prandiniová (USA) 22.34, 400 m: 1. Paulinová (Dom. Rep.) 48.98, 800 m: 1 Wilson (USA) 1:59.01, 1500 m: 1. Welteji (Et.) 3:57.84, 110 m breaststroke (-0.2 m/s): 1. Camachová-Quinn (USA) 12 ,31, javelin: 1. Sun Xiaomei (China) 55.67, shot put: 1. Ewen (USA) 20.45.