Sam Barlow High School defended the gold medalist at the Olympics, breaking the record since 1990.
Eugene, Oregon — Ryan Crouser from Oregon broke the world record on his way to winning the spot for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 31-year-old shot put hit a 76-foot, 8 1/4-inch mark on his fourth throw-in in the final of the Olympic trial. He broke the old record of 75 feet 10 1/4 inches set by Randy Barnes in 1990.
When Krauser’s fourth attempt plunged into the soil, the quarter-filled stadium sent a collective gasping. About 30 minutes passed while the authorities were checking the distance. When it appeared on the board, he was attacked by a competitor near the circle.
Krauser graduated from Gresham’s Sambarlow High School and won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Ryan Crouser of the Oregon Olympics
Barlow High Grad closes Olympic spot with world record
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