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Athletics 19 Aug 2016 | 10:20 AM Premium

American Crouser wins shot put gold, breaks Olympic record

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Ryan Crouser hurled the longest throw of his life to win the men's shot put final on Thursday, breaking the Olympic record and snatching gold.

Athletics 23 Aug 2015 | 10:47 PM Premium

Kovacs wins shot put gold ahead of Germany's Storl

BEIJING (Reuters) - American Joe Kovacs won the men's shot put gold medal at the world athletics championships in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium on Sunday, denying defending champion David Storl of Germany a hat-trick of titles.

Athletics 29 Mar 2014 | 3:17 PM Premium

Walsh stands tallest among New Zealand shot put giants

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - World indoors bronze medallist Tom Walsh will snap back to reality next week but not before he has a few days to soak up the thrill of winning his 'Goliath v Goliath' shot put battle at the New Zealand athletics championships on Saturday.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Champion Adams confirmed in shot put

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic and world shot put champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand has been included in the London Olympics startlist for the qualifying rounds set for Monday after initially being left out by mistake, her team said on Sunday.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

East German Olympic shot put champion admits doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former East German Olympic shot put champion and three-times world record breaker Udo Beyer has admitted doping in a new documentary film about the lives of top athletes in the socialist state.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

East German Olympic shot put champion admits doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former East German Olympic shot put champion and three-times world record breaker Udo Beyer has admitted doping in a new documentary film about the lives of top athletes in the socialist state.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

East German Olympic shot put champion admits doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former East German Olympic shot put champion and three-times world record breaker Udo Beyer has admitted doping in a new documentary film about the lives of top athletes in the socialist state.

Athletics 18 Aug 2015 | 8:42 AM Premium

Shot put champ Adams has knee surgery

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Double Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams has undergone knee surgery and will need up to 12 weeks of rehabilitation as the New Zealander tries to get herself in the best possible shape for the Rio Games next year.

Athletics 06 Aug 2015 | 4:42 AM Premium

Shot put champion Adams out of world championships

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Double Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams will not defend her world athletics championships title in Beijing later this month as she recovers from elbow and shoulder surgery, the New Zealander said on Thursday.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Athletics - Poland's Majewski retains shot put title

LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's Tomasz Majewski retained his Olympic men's shot put title with a season's best throw of 21.89 metres at the London Games on Friday.