Nike Talks World Indoors 2018, Week Seven, Day One: Ryan Whiting focused on the prize

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Ryan Whiting has some big throws in his past, and with his fitness returning, we look forward to seeing some more in his future.

Indoors, Ryan has thrown 22.28 meters. Outdoors, Ryan has thrown 22.35 meters.

Over the past couple years, Ryan Whiting's biggest obstacles have been injuries. The shot put fraternity in the U.S. is very, very tough. If you are

a mere bit off from your very best, you do not make the team. Ryan has seen some close calls, but his focus on the prize, getting to Birmingham,

and competing has he has done in the past, is key.

Whiting_Ryan-Sander18.jpgRyan Whiting, photo by PhotoRun.net

In 2012, Ryan Whiting won the World Indoor title in Istanbul. Ryan threw 22 meters, even to win in Istanbul. He placed seventh in London, with a sub par throw of 20.64 meters.

2013 saw Ryan competing well, taking the silver in Moscow, with a throw of 21.57 meters.

At Sopot, Poland, Ryan Whiting took the gold once again, at the 2014 World Indoors, defending his title from 2012, with a fine throw of 22.05 meters.

2015-2016 saw Ryan fighting injuries. Again, just being a bit off, and in the U.S. shot putters end up not making the team.

In 2017, Ryan Whiting made the US team for London, and took seventh with a throw of 21.09 meters.

Ryan Whiting has some tough competition in Birmingham, but if he can draw on his experience and desire, he could be in the medal hunt for 2018 World Indoors.

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