Olympic Champion Ryan Crouser suffered a shock defeat in the hands of Tomas Walsh. Photo Credit: Making of Champions/PaV Media

Competing at the Drake Oval Blue Showcase in Des Moines, Olympic Champion Ryan Crouser won the men’s Shot Put with a mark of 22.72m, hurling his orb past 22m a whopping six times!

This is what the American’s series looked like: 22.27m – 22.72m – 22.70m – 22.63m – 22.68m – 22.44m.

Behind him, a very consistent Nick Ponzio threw 21.19m, edging Payton Otterdahl who registered the same mark for 2nd place, a Season’s Best (SB) for the latter.

Jeff Demps clocked an SB of 10.09s (+0.9m/s) to win the men’s 100m ahead of Devin Quinn who improved his SB to 10.12s.

Kyree King won the 2nd section in 10.19s (+1.9) for 3rd place overall, beating Chris Belcher who posted 10.26s (SB), while Jarrion Lawson in his first race in two years clocked 10.31s.

In the women’s equivalent, Kayla White ran a time of 11.18s (+1.5) ahead of Kristina Knott who powered to a Filipino 100m National Record (NR) of 11.27s. Olympic Champion, Tianna Bartoletta finished 3rd in 11.44s (SB).

Meanwhile Josephus Lyles clocked a fast 20.32s (+1.8m/s) over 200m ahead of Alonso Edward in 20.69s and quartermiler, Matt Hudson-Smith in 20.95s. U-20 athlete Justin Robinson who is the 400m World Leader, ran 20.67s (+2.4) to win section I and for second place overall.

The women’s 200m was won by Lynna Irby in 22.52s (+3.7) from Kyra Jefferson in 22.69s as Shakima Wimbley who won the first section in 23.01s (+2.1), claiming 3rd overall.

In the men’s 110m Hurdles, Michael Dickson clocked a time of 13.54s (+0.6), edging out Devon Allen who posted the same time by six hundredths of a second. Chad Zallow who won the first heat, finished 3rd overall in 13.74s (+1.3).

Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter topped the women’s event in 12.90s (+0.9) ahead of Jamaican Megan Tapper in 12.96s (SB), while Dawn Harper-Nelson making a return from retirement and childbirth, finished 3rd in 13.17s.

Payton Chadwick won the first section in 12.97s (-0.2).


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