Rio Olympics 2016: USA's Ryan Crouser breaks 28-year record to win shot put gold

Ryan Crouser
Ryan Crouser threw 22.52m in his fifth attempt to secure an Olympic record and the gold medal

Ryan Crouser broke a 28-year Olympic record to win gold for the United States in the men's shot put final.

Crouser, 23, threw 22.52m with his fifth throw to break East German Ulf Timmermann's record of 22.47m set in Seoul in 1988.

Joe Kovacs, the 2015 world champion, made it a USA one-two with a best throw of 21.78m, as New Zealand's Tomas Walsh took bronze with 21.36m.

Poland's Tomasz Majewski, who won gold in 2012, finished sixth with 20.72m.

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