American shot put and discus thrower Ryan Crouser is the pride of the country when it comes to sports. Crouser is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and also holds the world record in the shot put.


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He is the reigning Olympic champion and defended his title at the Tokyo Olympics. In Tokyo, his 6 throws broke his 2016 Olympic record in Rio.


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Recently, Crouser gave a unique way to start shot put for a beginner.

Ryan Crouser Gives Unique Advice on Getting Started with Shot Put

Last year, Ryan Crouser set a new world record by throwing an impressive 23.37 m (76 ft 8+1??4 in) in the Olympic Trials, breaking Randy Barnes’ previous record.

The 29-year-old has accomplished a lot in his career and still has more to do. Recently, in an interview with AW, the athlete revealed a unique exercise to get started with the shot put.

He advised going to a bowling alley and picking up the heaviest bowl, then trying to do a 3 quarter-court shot.

“I would say go into a bowling alley, pick up the heaviest bowling ball and try to shoot three quarters of the field from the free throw line.” noted Crouser.

According to him, it could actually be a very good exercise to start someone with the shot put and also a good exercise for someone who is already playing sports.

The heaviest bowl in a typical bowling alley weighs around 16 pounds, which is the same as the metal ball for shot put, which also weighs 16 pounds for men. For women however, the ball weighs 8.8 lbs.

Crouser’s advice might actually turn out to be good, given that both balls weigh the same. This should be sufficient for good practice. What’s more. it will be a good start for someone who just wants to get acquainted with the sport.

Crouser’s eyes on the world title

Although Crouser has many accolades to his name, he has yet to secure a world title. And that is exactly what he has his eyes set on right now.


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The athletics world is gearing up for the World Athletics Championships, which this year will take place in Belgrade. This will be Crouser’s first time at the World Indoor Championships, and he wants to make his mark.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Athletics – Men’s Shot Put – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Ryan Crouser of the United States in action REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach

“Reaching the indoor world just hasn’t worked for me the last few years, but I’ll continue to hope that I can. I hope that I will reach an indoor championship before the end of my career ”, noted Crouser.


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Crouser is in his best form right now, and it will be interesting to see if he can defend his Olympic podium at the Championships.