On Thursday, former Longhorn Ryan Crouser threw for over 23.3 meters, breaking the Olympic shot put record and earning himself a gold medal. Crouser was the first member of the U.S. men’s track and field team to win a gold medal in Tokyo.
This isn’t Crouser’s first Olympic milestone; he also earned a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, this accomplishment was particularly meaningful to him after his grandfather’s recent passing.
Here's what Crouser said to NBC after the emotional win:
“A special moment for me. It’s been a little bit of a rough couple of weeks. My grandpa passed away. He was the one that got me into throwing. This was my first meet without him. I wrote that note for him. It was special to throw one for him.”
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The note Crouser spoke about read “Grandpa, WE DID IT, 2020 Olympic Champion!”
The silver medal went to Crouser’s teammate Joe Kovacs, and the bronze medal went to Tom Walsh of New Zealand.
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