McSweeney throws javelin PB at IPC champs

Last updated 09:03 25/07/2013

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Dunedin thrower Rory McSweeney has finished sixth in the F44 Javelin at the IPC world athletics championships in Lyon, France, this morning (NZT).

McSweeney, a below-the-knee amputee, threw a personal best distance of 49.95m in the fifth round. He started slowly with throws of 45.27m, 45.99m and 47.55m then improved to 48.22m in round four before his best throw in the penultimate round.

An all-out final effort to further improve his personal best and break into the medals came up short.

Six metres covered the first seven athletes in the completion, with throwers from France, Cyprus and Iran taking the medals.

The performance represented a big improvement for the Raylene Bates-coached 28-year-old after the last IPC world championships in Christchurch two years ago, where McSweeney threw 42m.

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