Ryan Crouser Shatters Indoor Shot Put World Record With 22.82m (74’10.5″) Heave
by Robert Johnson
January 24, 2020
In his first throw of the competition today at the 1st American Track League meet of the year at the University of Arkansas, American Ryan Crouser shattered Randy Barnes’ 32-year old world record in the indoor shot put. Crouser, the 2016 Olympic champion in the shot put, threw it 22.82 meters – that’s 74’10.5″ to shatter Barnes old mark (22.66 m – 74′ 4¼’ ) by more than 6 inches.
Watch the throw below.
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22.82 is the 10th farthest throw in history. 7 men, including Crouser, have thrown farther outdoors. Randy Barnes‘ outdoor world record is 23.12m. Crouser’s outdoor pb is 22.91m. Prior to today, his indoor pb was 22.60m (#2 all-time indoor behind Barnes).
Later in the competition, Crouser beat the old world record a second time as in the third round he threw 22.70 m (74-5¾). You can see his full field series here.
Crouser was just one of 4 men to put up a world lead. Reigning outdoor world champion Grant Holloway tied his indoor American record in the men’s 60m hurdles by running 7.35 while 2016 world indoor 60m champ Trayvon Bromell just missed his 6.47 pb as he won the 60m in 6.48. Additionally, Fred Kerley won the 400m in 45.03.
In women’s action, American Tonea Marshall put up a world leader in the women’s 60 hurdles (7.86) as did fellow American Quanera Hayes in the 400 (51.76). Gabby Thomas moved to #6 all-time in the rarely run women’s indoor 300 (35.92).
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