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World Athletics Championships 2022: Ryan Crouser Delights Home State Fans in US Shot Put Clean Sweep

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Last Updated: July 18, 2022, 09:56 IST

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Ryan Crouser (Twitter)

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Crouser, born in Portland and raised in the Oregonian town of Boring, managed a best of 22.94 metres in the US clean sweep. Joe Kovacs had to be content with silver with 22.89m. Josh Awotunde rounded out the all-American podium with a best of 22.24m for bronze

Two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser delighted his home state fans by winning gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday.

Crouser, born in Portland and raised in the Oregonian town of Boring, managed a best of 22.94 metres in the US clean sweep.

Joe Kovacs, silver medallist at the last two Olympics behind Crouser, but the two-time defending world champion, had to be content with silver with 22.89m.

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Josh Awotunde rounded out the all-American podium with a best of 22.24m for bronze.

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first published:July 18, 2022, 09:56 IST
last updated:July 18, 2022, 09:56 IST