Someone better make sure he has some blank pages in his passport. Oregonian Sam Crouser, part of a US throwing royal family, is on his way to Costa Rica, Japan and finally China. The Crouser family spent Saturday afternoon at the Concordia Throws Center on and saw son/ brother Sam knock out a 83,33m (273′ 4″). This follows previous attempts at the standard on July 23 81,30m (266′ 9″) and July 30 81,66m (267′ 11″). While throwing so often is unconventional, the Crousers made it work.
Sam told me, “The key for me was just to let it happen. I didn’t need to press or get tight because that’s when things get worse. I relaxed and just threw it just happened that this throw went a little farther.
I’m going to continue doing the same training routine up until Worlds but I will take some time off to make sure I am rested.”
“I knew it was a bigger throw when I Iet go of it, especially because it was down the right-sector and that’s where most of my longer throws go. I thought it would be pushing 82m but when I heard “eighty-three” I was pretty excited. My series was:
77.80m (255′ 3″)
78.95m (259′ 0″)
72.00m (236′ 2)
83.33m (273′ 4″).”
Crouser‘s mark leaves one sport open for either USA 4th placer Timothy Glover (who has the 82m/ 269′ qualifying mark) or USA silver medalist Riley Dolezal (who is still chasing the mark).