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Tonight we focus on the men’s shot put, with an opening effort Ryan Crouser produced the longest throw in World Championships history with 22.36m
By the end, that mark was just the equal-seventh best of the night in what proved to be the greatest – and closest – shot put competition ever.
USA’s 2015 world champion Joe Kovacs produced one of the biggest upsets of the championships by unleashing a final-round effort of 22.91m to take the title. After a thrilling final round, just one centimetre ultimately separated the three medallists with Crouser taking second place on countback from Tom Walsh, both throwing 22.90m.
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