Jacko Gill topples another shot world record

18:32, Dec 19 2011
Jacko Gill
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Teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill has toppled his own world youth 5kg record at the Millennium Stadium on Auckland's North Shore tonight, but has fallen short of knocking over the world under-20 record.

Gill, who turns 17 tomorrow, threw 24.45m to better his own record by 10cm, which he set at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lille, France in July.

He was only able to make a best throw of 20.07m in the 7kg class, with his personal best at the weight 20.38m.

The current Under-20 world record for the weight is 22.73m, set by German David Stohl in 2009.

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