• Ryan Crouser opens season with big throw of 22.05m
Olympic Shot Put Champion Ryan Crouser of the United States opened his season with massive 22.05m throw on Sunday at the Big Shot in Christchuch, New Zealand.
In front of several hundred spectators, Crouser unleashed a big throw of 22.05m beating local shot put star Tom Walsh, who managed 21.46m to settle in second. Jacko Gill with a throw of 20.69m took third place.
"I was hoping to be real consistent at 21m. I'm in heavy strength training so the speed kind of wasn't quite there. I felt good but I felt a little bit out of control.
"It's a good sign to be able to throw 22m. So to do that purely on strength right now, I was a little surprised." Said Crouser after the event.