Ryan Krauser (USA), 30, broke his own men’s shot put world record.
Krauser won the men’s shot put final at the 2023 World Athletics Intercontinental Tour LA Grand Prix at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Monday (July 28) with a throw of 23.56 meters.
The mark of 23.56 meters was 19 centimeters better than Krauser’s previous best of 23.37 meters set at the U.S. National Team Trials for the World Championships in June 2021.
Krauser holds the first through third place marks in the men’s shot put all-time (23m56, 23m37, 23m30).
“After becoming the first man to break 23m30, he was also the first to break the 23m50 barrier,” said the World Athletics Federation.
Speaking to the federation after the race, Krauser said: “I liked my performance today overall. I felt I had power and I got what I wanted,” he said, adding, “I worked on a new move in the throwing zone (a 2.135-meter-diameter circle) to increase my movement, and today I threw with the movement I wanted. That’s something I’m positive about,” he said.
In the competition, which featured six throws to determine the best mark, Krauser threw 23m23, 23m31, 22m94, 23m56, 22m80 and 22m86.
Tom Walsh (NZL) was second on the day with a mark of 22.12m, shorter than Krauser’s lowest mark of 22.80m.
Krauser won back-to-back Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo 2020 in 2021 and last year’s World Championships in Eugene.
Krauser is so dominant that he owns seven of the top 10 all-time marks in the men’s shot put.
Amund Duplantis (SWE), considered the most popular athlete since the retirement of Usain Bolt (JAMA), cleared a lower-than-usual height of 메이저사이트 5.91 meters in the men’s pole vault final, but retained the top spot.
Sam Kendricks (USA) also cleared 5.91 meters, but Duplantis did so in the first period and Kendricks in the second.
Tokyo Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Queen (Puerto Rico) won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a season’s best of 12.31.
In the men’s 100 meters, 2002 Jamaican sprinter Akeem Blake took first place in 9.89, ahead of the Americans.
Kravonte Charleston and Christian Coleman (USA) were second and third in 9.91. Measured to the thousandth of a second, Charleston was 9.908 and Coleman 9.909.
Salwa Nasser (Bahrain), who recently returned to the track after serving a two-year ineligibility suspension for violating the ADAMS rule, finished second in the women’s 400-meter final in 50.27.
Marlady Paulino (Puerto Rico), who finished second at both the Tokyo Olympics and World Championships in Eugene, was first on the day with a season’s best of 48.98.
Nasser finished second in the women’s 400 meters at the 2017 World Championships in London and first in Doha in 2019.
The 21-year-old stunned the world of athletics in Doha in 2019 when she overtook Shawne Miller-Weebo (Bahamas), who was considered the best 400-meter runner in the world.
However, he missed the Tokyo Olympics and the World Championships in Eugene after a major doping rule violation in 2020 and a suspension in 2021.
Nasser’s personal best is 48.14 seconds. It ranks third all-time.
The women’s 400 meters is in a golden age.
The ‘best of the best’ Miller-Wibo will miss the 2023 season to give birth.
Sydney McLaughlin (USA), considered the best 400m hurdler of all time, and Femke Boel (NED), whose main event is the 400m hurdles but who holds the indoor 400m world record, have opened up the possibility of running the 400m in parallel.
With Nasser back from suspension, the women’s 400m title at the World Championships in Budapest in August is even harder to predict.