Ryan Crouser leads U.S. to historic first sweep of shot put podium at world track and field championships

Worth the wait, according to American Ryan Crouser. He was able to rejoice with his teammates, which made it much better.

On Sunday night at the track and field world championships, Crouser attained a long-sought-after world title in the shot put by throwing the shot 75 feet, 314 inches on his final attempt to win the gold.

With Joe Kovacs' throw of 75 feet, 114 inches for silver and Josh Awotunde's personal-best effort of 73 feet, 134 inches for bronze

it was the first time any nation had swept the shot put podium at the world championships.

For Crouser, it was memorable to win the championship at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Originally from Oregon and coming from a line of elite throwers,

To come back 17 years later and win the world championship

And it came the day after American Chase Ealey won gold in the women’s shot put, also a first for the U.S.