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Ryan Crouser named USATF Athlete of the Week

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Ryan Crouser awarded USATF Athlete of the Week honors after his performance in the men’s shot put at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships.

6/28/2017   INDIANAPOLIS-- Following his dominant performance that saw a meet and stadium record at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California in the men’s shot put, 2016 Olympic Champion, Ryan Crouser (Boring, Oregon) is this week’s USATF Athlete of the Week.


Crouser arrived at Hornet Stadium the clear favorite after claiming his first Diamond League victory at the Prefontaine Classic in late May. He entered the sixth round of throws in a tight battle with Joe Kovacs (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and launched a monster personal best of 22.65m/73’ 3 ¾“. His mark ranks number six all time and is further than his winning throw from the Rio Olympic Games.


Following the competition, Crouser told the media, “That was definitely a good one. I came in a little more rested than usual, so there was a lot of power there. To throw of 22 meters twice with what were basically off throws is encouraging.”


Crouser is set to compete at the Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 6th, 2017 before the IAAF World Championships in London, England.