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USA's Kovacs and Crouser both throw over 75' to go Gold and Silver in the Shot Put at 2019 World Championships

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In an epic battle of the big men, it came down to three men throwing over 75' and being separated by less than 1/2" (1 cm).  The fireworks started in the first round and didn't finish until the final throw in round 6.  22.91m takes first, 22.90 takes second and third; and unbelievably 22.53m (73' 11") takes fourth!

To read the IAAF/World Athletics articles regarding this competition footnoted in the graphic, follow the links below

Footnote 1  https://www.worldathletics.org/news/report/world-c...

Footnote 2  https://www.worldathletics.org/news/feature/kovac...

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