Tom Walsh wins silver at Diamond League event

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 07:04 22/08/2014
Tom Walsh
Reuters
SHOT BRO: Tom Walsh backed up the silver medal he won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with another second place, this time at the Diamond League event in Stockholm.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Oracle Team USA win twice, Team NZ pick up two thirds on opening day in Sweden Usain Bolt, Jamaica claim relay gold as USA botch last handover American Ashton Eaton breaks own decathlon world record Britain's Mo Farah burns up the Bird's Nest for golden triple double Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor shine on second night of Auckland Darts Masters New Zealand's Quentin Rew posts PB, Rio qualifier for 10th in 50k walk Strong, silent Nick Willis lets his actions talk ahead of world 1500m final Canterbury dominate South Island derbies in National Hockey League Capital men start National Hockey League with big win over Central Catch of the century that never was

New Zealand's Tom Walsh has won silver in the shot put at the latest Diamond League meeting in Stockholm today.

American Reese Hoffa won gold with a throw of 21.06m. He threw that with his fifth throw of the night.

Walsh lifted from fourth to second with his sixth and final throw, a 20.79 effort.

Jamaican O'Dayne Richards, the man who beat Walsh for the Commonwealth Games gold medal earlier this month, could only manage 20.46m for fifth place.

Walsh threw a respectable 20.50 with his first effort but then struggled with throws of 20.04 and 19.90 before fouling his next two throws.

That put huge pressure on his final throw but he responded to get on the podium.

German David Storl three 20.77 for the bronze medal.

Walsh is now fifth in the overall standings which Hoffa comfortably leads from Storl.

In the men's 5000m, Zane Robertson, New Zealand's bronze medallist from the Commonwealth Games, finished 12th in a time of 13m 43.19s.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content