Shot-putter Ryan Crouser throws new personal best with 22.91m

Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser recently produced a massive 22.91m throw at the American Track League Summer Series meeting in Marietta, Georgia and in the process refreshed his personal best performance.

Competing for just the second time this outdoor season after the opening meeting of the regional US series on July 11 with a 21.87m throw, Crouser on Saturday illustrated solid form, opening with a world-leading 22.15m effort and improving to 22.24m in round three, according to World Athletics website.

The 27-year-old then unleashed a 22.73m throw in the fifth round before capping the night with his 22.91m bomb, one centimetre better than his previous career best set at last year’s World Championships where he finished second in the finest shot put competition ever.