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The 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, was one of the most awaited tournaments of the year. Each and every athlete put their foremost efforts into securing a gold medal for their country. Along with other American champion athletes, the shot putter and discus thrower star, Ryan Crouser, also participated in the event and ended up being one of the favorite athletes.  

Crouser was one of the important entities in the championship who brought pride to his country. Despite struggling with severe leg pain caused by blood clots, he defended the field like a champion. His determination and passion were revealed in the commentary as well which described his powerful training before finals. And Fred Kerley, the American track and field athlete, gave a surprising reaction to that. 

Ryan Crouser squatting before finals

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Ryan Crouser defended his championship title with a massive 23.51-meter throw on his final attempt. He defeated the Italian athlete Leonardo Fabbri who secured the silver medal and Joe Kovacs who won the bronze medal. Crouser dominated the event like a champion and for that, his training was crucial, which he continued till the hours before finals. According to a Twitter post by ‘Throwers Universe’, Ryan Crouser went into the weight room and squatted over 700 lbs before the final match. 

 

The post garnered huge fan reactions along with track and field athlete, Trey Hardee’s comment. Hardee posted Crouser’s squatting video and wrote, “Yup.  He sure did… looks like 705lbs concentric 1/4 squat. then threw 23.51m in the 6th.” His post received a reaction from Fred Kerley, who gave fire stickers to the video acknowledging Crouser’s hard work. After reigning the World Championships, Ryan Crouser is hoping for the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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Crouser hoping to win his third consecutive gold at the Paris Olympics

Ryan Crouser has a good history in the Olympics tally. After setting the world record at the Olympic trials, the athlete won two gold medals in the Olympics. One in the Rio De Janeiro 2016 event, and the other in Tokyo Olympics. Now, he is looking forward to win his third consecutive gold. He said, “It’s still a little bit on the backburner simply having the world championships coming up, but I’m already excited to go into fall training. You only have so many Olympics in your career.

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Ryan Crouser hopes to be the first person to win three consecutive golds in shot put Olympic history. The star’s performance in the World Athletics Championship has already raised the bar a little higher and aroused more hopes. Fans are now eagerly waiting to see their champion making history.

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