Otterdahl Advances to Olympic Shot Put Final

Payton Otterdahl prepares for Tokyo Olympics
Payton Otterdahl prepares for Tokyo Olympics(KVLY)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 2:55 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) - Former North Dakota State NCAA champion Payton Otterdahl advanced to the shot put final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Otterdahl threw 68-7 (20.90m) on his last attempt of the qualifying round, which ultimately earned him the 12th and final spot in the event final.

The shot put final will be held at 9 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Aug. 4 – which is 11 a.m. Thursday morning in Tokyo. It will be streamed on and on the NBC Sports app, as well as being part of the television broadcast on NBC/NBCSN Wednesday night.

While Otterdahl is the fourth NDSU track & field athlete to compete in the Summer Olympics, he now becomes the first Bison to advance to an Olympic event final.

Otterdahl competed for North Dakota State from 2014-19, winning a pair of indoor national titles as a senior. Since completing his collegiate eligibility, Otterdahl has competed professionally for Nike and served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Bison throwers.

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