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Kiwi shot putter Walsh finishes sixth in Oregon

Last updated 16:30 31/05/2014
TOM WALSH
Fairfax NZ
NEW RECORD: Shot putter Tom Walsh.

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Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh has recorded a disappointing sixth place finish at the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon.

The world indoor bronze medallist and Commonwealth Games hope struggled to get near his personal and season best of 21.16m - with his longest throw today coming in at 20.51m.

American athletes swept the podium, led by Reese Hoffa's winning throw of 21.64m.

Joe Kovacs was second (21.46m) and Christian Cantwell third (21.38m).

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