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World Athletics Championships 2023: Men's Shot Put - Top-Ranked Ryan Crouser Wins Gold With Championship Record

Two-time Olympic gold medalist American Ryan Crouser defended his shot put title in the World Athletics Championships 2023 at Budapest.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Mens Shot Put Top-Ranked Ryan Crouser Wins Gold With Championship Record

Two-time Olympic gold medalist American Ryan Crouser defended his shot put title in the World Athletics Championships 2023 at Budapest (Hungary). USA also earned the bronze medal as Joe Kovacs managed third place, while the world’s seventh-ranked Italian Leonardo Fabbri claimed the silver medal.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Shot Put – Gold medalist Ryan Crouser set a brave example

The world record holder Ryan Crouser competed in this Championship with two blood clots. Although his presence in the Championship was highly doubtful, the top-ranked athlete was unstoppable at Budapest as he dominated the men’s shot put final event on Saturday (19 August) night. The 30-year-old previous Championship Record holder (22.94m) bettered the record twice during that final event.

While Crouser’s second throw reached the mark of 22.98 meters, his last throw managed 23.51 meters. It was just .05 meters shorter than his own World Record of 23.56m, which he achieved in May 2023.

It was the USA’s first gold medal in the World Athletics Championships 2023. Crouser’s native Joe Kovacs, the second-ranked shot putter and two-time World Athletics Championships gold medallist, also brought a silver medal for the USA with his best throw of the night with 22.12m.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Shot Put – Leonardo Fabbri was better than the other top-ranked

Italian Leonardo Fabbri set up his best-ever throw in the third round of that final event with 22.34 meters, which was enough for him to secure a silver medal for his country.

The third-ranked shot putter, New Zealander Tom Walsh, who won a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships 2017, closely missed a medal at Budapest as his best throw in the final was 22.05m.

Another USA shot putter, Payton Otterdahl, finished in the fifth position with his best throw of the night 21.86m.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s Shot Put (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Round

Mark

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Ryan Crouser

United States

22.63

22.98

22.28

x

x

23.51

23.51

(CR)

2

Leonardo Fabbri

Italy

x

21.26

22.34

x

x

21.22

22.34

(PB)

3

Joe Kovacs

United States

21.55

x

21.23

21.88

22.12

21.07

22.12

4

Tom Walsh

New Zealand

x

21.69

21.93

21.40

22.05

21.51

22.05

5

Payton Otterdahl

United States

20.08

20.47

21.01

21.78

21.86

21.73

21.86

6

Jacko Gill

New Zealand

20.33

21.46

21.76

21.33

21.02

21.28

21.76

7

Filip Mihaljević

Croatia

20.32

20.32

20.88

21.57

x

21.44

21.57

8

Darlan Romani

Brazil

21.31

21.10

x

x

21.41

x

21.41

9

Armin Sinančević

Serbia

20.78

20.18

x

 

 

 

20.78

10

Mostafa Amr Hassan

Egypt

x

20.14

20.17

 

 

 

20.17

(NOTE: CR = Championship Record; PB = Personal Best)

 

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