Chase Ealy wins gold, becoming the first American woman to win a shot put world title

At the competition in Eugene, Oregon, Ealy led the first attempt of six final rounds with a throw of 20.49 meters to win the gold medal. According to Olympic sports historian Bill Mallon, she is the first women’s shot put world champion to win on her first try.

Nearly 100 visa issues for athletes and officials remain pending ahead of the US Athletics World Championships.

Two-time reigning champion and reigning Olympic gold medalist Gong Lijiao of China won the silver medal in the 20.39m throw. Bronze was won by the Dutch Jessica Schilder, throwing 19.77 meters.

Ghosn was aiming for a third consecutive world title, getting closer and closer with each round. After finishing with a throw of 20.39 meters in the penultimate attempt, the Chinese woman had one last chance to take the gold, but she ultimately missed the throw of 19.89 meters.

Elijah’s victory on Saturday was the first of two world titles for the United States at this year’s World Championship.

Fred Curley took first place in the men’s 100 meters. Americans Marvin Bracey and Trayavon Bromell finished second and third respectively.

Last month, 27-year-old Ely set a U.S. outdoor track and field championship record with a throw of 20.51 meters to win the national championship. She did not compete in the Tokyo Olympics last year after finishing fifth in the U.S. Olympic Trials and not making the team.

The World Championships in Athletics, hosted by the United States for the first time, will end on July 24.