Latest Ryan Crouser News

Thompson-Herah wins 100, Richardson last in return

Aug. 21, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah bested her Olympic gold-medal winning time in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic, and Sha'Carri Richardson finished last in her return to the track after controversy. Thompson-Herah ran the 100 meters Saturday...

Sha’Carri Richardson returns to competition at Prefontaine

Aug. 20, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sha'Carri Richardson would prefer to let her running do the talking. The sprinter who couldn't run in the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive marijuana test is set to make her return to the track Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. ...

Olympic medal count still counts even amid pandemic Games

Aug. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games were the Olympics staged a year later than planned because of a pandemic, where the athletes and organizers said it was a privilege just to play and uplift the world through sport. If ever there was a Games where sportsmanship would rise...

'We did it': Crouser's gold a tribute to his fallen grandpa

Aug. 05, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case. “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said. The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win. After he did just that on Thursday, he pulled out...

Losses in track, wins on field: Another rocky day for USA

Aug. 05, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A five-minute burst of action near the backstretch of the Olympic track served up the perfect snapshot of what is going right, and all that is going wrong, for the U.S. track and field team in Tokyo. At one moment in the pole vault pit Thursday night,...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Not again! US men's team gone after another messy relay

Aug. 05, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first time U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker tried to grab the baton, he found himself holding a handful of Fred Kerley's jersey. The second time, Baker whiffed. By the third try, Kerley was side-by-side with Baker, practically using both hands to shovel the stick into his...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...