Ryan Crouser broke the 31-year-old world record in the shot put at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene.
The tree-time winner and meeting record holder of the Boris Hanžeković Memorial threw an incredible 23.37 m on his fourth attempt and surpassed his fellow countryman Randy Barnes’ record from 1990.
Let’s remember that Crouser won with 22.74 in Zagreb last year, which is the farthest throw in Europe in the past 30 years. We should also mention that the current explosion of shot put results started right here at our meeting – at the Ivan Ivančić Memorial, as the Zagreb Meeting’s shot put event has been called the past seven years – in 2016.
It was then, for the first time since 1988, that two shot putters threw farther than 22.20 at the same meeting. Ryan Crouser also won then with 22.28, ahead of Tom Walsh, who threw 22.21.
We trust that we will see more fantastic throws by the new world record holder in Zagreb in the future as well.