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Review: Ryan Crouser and Mondo Duplantis win gold medals at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships

Ryan Crouser and Mondo Duplantis win gold medals at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships that were held in Glasgow.

Ryan Crouser at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships
Ryan Crouser at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli
Ryan Crouser at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli

Ryan Crouser and Mondo Duplantis win gold medals at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships that were held in Glasgow.

Men’s shot put competition

On March 1, Crouser won the gold medal in the men’s shot put competition with a throw of 22.77 meters, which is a new Championship record. In doing so, Crouser made track and field history.

Crouser became the first man to claim gold medal victories across the Olympic, Outdoor World Championships and Indoor World Championship stages. He also holds the world record in both the outdoor and indoor shot put events.

Tom Walsh of New Zealand finished in second place with a throw of 22.07 meters, while Italian Leonardo Fabbri came in third with a throw of 21.96 meters.

Men’s pole vault competition

In the men’s pole vault competition, which took place on March 3rd, Mondo Duplantis finished in first place with a vault over 6.05 meters.

Mondo Duplantis
Mondo Duplantis at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli.

A Swedish pole vaulter, Duplantis almost faced elimination early on in the competition but was able to clear 5.85 meters on his third attempt.

Duplantis also cleared 5.95 on his second attempt (which also would have been sufficient for a gold medal) and 6.05 meters on his third and final attempt.

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks finished in second place with the silver medal for Team USA with a first-time clearance of 5.90 meters. Kendricks also took two attempts at 5.95 meters with no success, and then raised the bar to six meters with no subsequent success.

Sam Kendricks
Sam Kendricks at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli.

Greek pole vaulter Emmanouil “Manolo” Karalis cleared 5.85 meters on his first attempt for a bronze medal. This marked Karalis’ first medal at a major competition at the world stage level.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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