Ryan Crouser breaks world shot put record with 23.38m

American thrower sets outright world record at the Simplot Games in Idaho on Saturday

Ryan Crouser says he has been tweaking his technique this winter in the never-ending quest for improvement.

The shot put legend simply used his tried-and-trusted method, though, as he beat his indoor world record of 22.82m and outdoor world record of 23.37m with a mighty 23.38m in Idaho on Saturday (Feb 18).

Competing indoors at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, the 30-year-old improved his outright world record – which was set in Eugene in June last year – by one centimetre. He has a good history at the Simplot Games, too, as he set a US indoor high school record there back in 2011.

The two-time Olympic and reigning world champion has now surpassed the 23-metre barrier in seven competitions during his career so far.

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