Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
FLASH: Crouser breaks world shot put record with 23.56m in Los Angeles | REPORTS

USA’s Ryan Crouser threw 23.56m* to increase his personal globe shot place record at the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix, this season’s sixth Globe Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Saturday (27).

That mark adds 19cm to the prior globe record of 23.37m that Crouser recorded at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene in June 2021.

The globe record had looked below threat when the globe and Olympic champion opened his series with 23.23m. He went even farther in round two, throwing 23.31m and edging closer to the barrier at the back of the throws region.

Just after a third-round throw of 22.94m, Crouser took to the circle for his fourth try and launched the implement 23.56m, raising his arms and clapping when the distance was confirmed.

He completed a sensational series with 22.80m in the fifth round and 22.86m in the sixth.

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Wins for Rogers and Nur as action kicks off

Brilliant triumphs by Camryn Rogers and Abdihamid Nur highlighted the initial evening of action in Los Angeles on Friday (26) 

Globe-class athletes gathered in southern California at UCLA’s Drake Stadium and in the women’s hammer competitors Rogers broke her personal Canadian record when she reached 78.62m on her final try. The distance moves the globe silver medallist to fifth on the globe all-time list.

“I was quite shocked,” Rogers stated, “but also quite delighted. We’ve place in a lot of operate going into this competitors and I really feel like we’re off to a seriously fantastic start off for the season.”

Globe champion Brooke Andersen of the USA completed second with a 76.06m throw, although US record-holder DeAnna Price tag took third with a season’s finest of 75.89m.

In the men’s hammer throw, Olympic champion and globe silver medallist Wojciech Nowicki of Poland accomplished a winning 77.18m throw. He beat USA’s Rudy Winkler by only a centimetre, with the pair tied at 77.17m till the sixth and final round. Winkler completed in second and Ethan Katzberg completed third with 75.28m.

Just after a dramatic tumble on the initial lap of the men’s 5000m, Abdihamid Nur unearthed a jaw-dropping recovery — he set a Drake Stadium record and shot below the qualifying regular for the Globe Athletics Championships Budapest 23 (13:07.00) with a 13:05.17 individual finest. The field maintained a determined pace from the gun, and 13 of the 24 finishing athletes set individual bests.

Nur stated he was bumped on the back, which threw him off his rhythm and triggered the fall.

“I just stayed calm, respected the competitors and let it come to me,” Nur stated. “I went out at two and a half laps due to the fact that is exactly where I really feel confident. And when I knew to strike.”

Edwin Kurgat of Kenya completed second in 13:08.46, and USA’s Morgan Beadlescomb was third in 13:08.82.

Competitors winnowed down in the pole vault to bring USA’s Olympic and globe silver medallist Sandi Morris head-to-head with Canadian champion Alysha Newman. Morris’ single thriving vault at four.61m eventually brought her the win ahead of Newman, who required two attempts to clear the height. Each girls attempted four.71m and missed. Rachel Baxter of the USA completed third immediately after reaching four.51m.

Olympic and globe champion Katie Moon struggled to hit her common heights and exited the competitors when she failed to clear the second height progression of four.41m.

USA’s Craig Engels celebrated his win early in the second of the evening’s men’s 800m races by throwing his fist into the air a couple of metres from the finish line. His celebration of the win in 1:47.32 was narrowly earned, as runner-up Abraham Alvarado was close behind in 1:47.48. Ghana’s Alex Amankwah took third in 1:47.52.

USA’s Laurie Barton went quickest in the women’s 800m races, winning in two:02.54 ahead of Sweden’s Hanna Hermansson (two:03.63).

The 3000m steeplechase races have been won with PB performances by Madie Boreman of the USA (9:22.99) and Tunisia’s Ahmed Jaziri (eight:17.64). Lifetime bests have been also set by the 1500m winners, Canada’s Kieran Lumb clocking three:35.99 and USA’s Emily Mackay operating four:07.03.

USA’s Emily Lipari won the women’s 5000m in 15:08.87. Australian Lauren Ryan completed second in a 15:11.84 PB and Bethany Hasz of the USA also accomplished a individual finest of 15:14.08 for third.

Madeline Ryan for Globe Athletics

*Topic to the usual ratification process

By Editor

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