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3 Olympian medal winners won the exact same medals in back-to-back Olympics for the first time in history

Summary List PlacementThree Olympic shot putters took home the exact same medals on Thursday as they did at the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. This is the first time in history that the same athletes have taken home the same medals in individual events at back-to-back Olympic Games, the Olympics said on Twitter. Team USA's Ryan Crouser took home gold in the Tokyo Games and in Rio de Janeiro, while Team USA's Joe Kovacs took home silver, and Team New Zealand's Tome Walsh won bronze. Crouser broke his own Olympic record to win gold on Tuesday, and held a note honoring...

Silver medalist Joe Kovacs of Team United States, gold medalist Ryan Crouser of Team United States and bronze medalist Tom Walsh of Team New Zealand stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's shot put on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Three Olympic shot putters took home the exact same medals on Thursday as they did at the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

This is the first time in history that the same athletes have taken home the same medals in individual events at back-to-back Olympic Games, the Olympics said on Twitter.

Team USA’s Ryan Crouser took home gold in the Tokyo Games and in Rio de Janeiro, while Team USA’s Joe Kovacs took home silver, and Team New Zealand’s Tome Walsh won bronze.

Crouser broke his own Olympic record to win gold on Tuesday, and held a note honoring his late grandfather following his win.

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