< /p> Illustration photo – American shot putter Ryan Crouser rejoices at his victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
Pocatello (USA) – American shot putter Ryan Crouser set an indoor world record in Pocatello with a performance of 23.38 meters. The thirty-year-old two-time Olympic champion and world champion thus improved his own absolute maximum from the outdoor sector by a centimeter.
Crouser enjoyed a world record of 23.38 last year in New York. However, after the indoor meeting there, the organizers admitted an error in the measurement and canceled the shot put competition.
The outdoor record of 23.37 was set by Crouser the year before in Eugene, his previous indoor world maximum was 22.82. According to the World Athletics website, he has already broken the 23-meter mark seven times.
This season, he changed his technique and a week ago won the indoor Millrose Games in New York with a performance of 22.58. Tomáš Staněk is second in this year's world rankings. The Czech athlete has a January performance of 21.69 meters from Kladno.