Let me introduce you to the Olympic men’s shot put podium. Just like the previous one. The United States’ Ryan Crouser came out on top, winning gold. For the United States, Joe Kovacs takes home the silver. Tomas Walsh of New Zealand took third place.
Shot Put Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
For the first time in the Olympics’ 125-year history, the same three athletes finished first, second, and third in the same individual event at successive Olympics.
Baton is poorly passed from Ronnie Baker to Fred Kerley (left).
Carl Lewis calls the U.S. men’s 4x100m Olympic squad a “clown show” after their performance in Tokyo.
Thereafter, he displayed a note to his late grandfather, who had passed away the day before he travelled for Tokyo. Crouser admitted, “He got me started hurling.” Up until the eighth grade, I used to throw in his backyard. Shooting through the roof of his garden shed the day before I had to leave meant I had to return the following day to fix it.
He was a major influence on my success as a pitcher. After the trials, we sat down for a while, and I was finally able to inform him that I had broken the world record. And he replayed that throw countless times on the iPad. The last thing I wanted to do before I died was to write him a note, and I never got the chance to do so.
To paraphrase, “I know dad was here with me in spirit, and I know he would be proud if he were here.”
Crouser put on a cowboy hat, and he and Kovacs paraded around with the American flag draped over their shoulders. Crouser remarked, “The fence was 60 feet, so it would have been into the neighbour’s yard and definitely would have struck a building, maybe a home.” This was in response to the question of where his throws today would have landed in his grandpa’s yard.
Kovacs credited his success to his wife and coach, Ashley. And I’m a big person, so fighting the heat was no easy feat. My wonderful wife was a huge help to me in working everything out. She’s aware of how easily I heat up.
I didn’t throw outside the stadium because I was constantly applying cold packs. That undoubtedly had a role, as exhaustion set in at the end for everyone.
In addition, he said that Ashley was the one who encouraged him to continue playing. The trip we’ve been on is the best thing that’s ever happened to us. Because of my dissatisfaction with the sport, I was ready to quit in 2018. She helped me regain my bearings.