Ebene News – FI – Volunteer Razorback coach breaks world record by 31 years

The 28-year-old who built a practice ring at his home in Arkansas to stay in focus during the coronavirus pandemic has broken a blow set a world record Friday night set 2 and a half years before his birth

On Day 1 of US Olympic Trials, he lifted the massive 76-foot, 8-1 / 4-inch (2,337-meter) medal sphere to put his name in the record books and punch his ticket to Tokyo, where he will have the chance to defend his Olympic title next month

“There have been so many times that I would throw a six pound gun shot behind college, throw it on my own, and let it go and put my hands on my head and be like: “Oh, new world record! ‘”Said Crouser” I knew it was a possibility or a potential to do so since 2017 “

Almost everyone in this tight-knit group of pitchers knew of the record of 75-10 1/4 (2312) held by Randy Barnes since May 20, 1990, was in danger Earlier this year, Crouser broke the record de Barnes indoors Earlier on Friday in qualifying, Crouser took 75-2 1/2 (2,292) to set the US Olympic Trials record

Crouser felt so good in the preliminary round that he thought a world record was possible on the spot What kept him from going were his shoes Although he brought a new one pair of Nikes to Eugene for testing, he opted for a more broken pair because the shot put ring at the newly refurbished Hayward Field was “quick”

“But they take your shoes off if you break the world record,” Crouser said of World Athletics, which tests every shoe involved in a record. “I was like, I don’t know, if I run a world record in the preliminary round, I will not have shoes for the final I’ll have to put on the (new) Nikes’ “

Even before the fourth of his six tries on a balmy, sunny evening had sunk into the dirt, Crouser was raising his arms in celebration When the shot landed, far beyond where any other mark had been made, a collective hiccup came from the stands filled with quarters

About half a minute passed as officials checked the distance When the mark appeared on the board, confirming that he had broken one of the oldest records on the books, he was assaulted by its competitors near the ring

“Finally I timed that one,” said Crouser, who grew up in Oregon, went to college in Texas and is now a volunteer coach in Arkansas. “I think I was celebrating that one almost before it left my hand ”

Among those who congratulated him were world champion Joe Kovacs, who finished second, and Payton Otterdahl, who took third place

“There are three or four guys who can do that,” said Kovacs “In Tokyo there are going to be fireworks Every year we talk about broken records and I think there are more. coming soon ”

Several minutes after his record, Crouser posed proudly on the pitch The Photo: Him standing next to the dashboard with both thumbs up and the words ‘World Record’ highlighted in green on the board next to his new record

Shot puters turn into part-time physics gurus They spend hours analyzing their throws from multiple angles, all in the hopes of gaining a few extra inches

On the dynamics of his best throw ever, Crouser said: “I stayed big with my chest and relaxed and let the entrance go I didn’t. forced And once I did that right, I knew the throw was going to be good, so I didn’t do anything to mess it up from there ”

Crouser, who finished second behind Kovacs at the world championships in Doha in 2019, didn’t miss a day of training in 2020, even with the coronavirus pandemic putting an end to things across the world He built a homemade shot put ring he constructed from two sheets of plywood and screws from Home Depot

The opening day of practice was also marked by strong performances in the first round from 800m world champion Donavan Brazier and sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who chose orange as the hair color of the day and set the fastest time in the 100 meters (ten84 seconds) High jumper Vashti Cunningham – the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham – easily qualified for the final and discus thrower Valarie Allman set a competition record with his 229-8 (7,001) throw in qualifying

In the other final of the night, Woody Kincaid sprinted down the home stretch to fend off Grant Fisher and win the 10,000-meter Both run for the Bowerman Track Club Kincaid finished in 27: 5362 Joe Klecker finished third

It’s hard to miss in a track and field competition 320 lbs absorbs about 5,000 calories per day to keep weight off its frame 6-7 His diet consists of two large burritos for breakfast in the morning, a pound of ground beef for lunch and three of the four servings of an evening meal delivery service

So what does a new world record holder do for dinner? Well the options were limited to the late hour when he would come off the track

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Ebene News – FI – Volunteer Razorback coach breaks world record by 31 years

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