NDSU’s Otterdahl places 10th in Olympic final

Payton Otterdahl
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Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 10:08 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - NDSU’s Payton Otterdahl went 68-feet 7-inches in his final qualifying attempt in the shot put at the Olympic games. The effort earned the former Bison standout a place in the finals on Wednesday evening in Tokyo.

Otterdahl’s best effort was his first effort in the final. The former NCAA National Champion went 20.32 meters which is 66-feet 8-inches.

The top eight make the cut and Payton was in tenth place after his third and final attempt.

Payton is the fourth NDSU track & field athlete to qualify for the Summer Olympics.

He is the first Bison to compete in the final of an Olympic event.

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