New Zealand shot put record for Tom Walsh

Last updated 18:54 07/12/2013
TOM WALSH
Fairfax NZ
NEW RECORD: Shot putter Tom Walsh.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Major League Baseball pitcher sent home after bizarre reported clubhouse incident Record-breaking Harrison receiving more attention for touching reaction White Sox regret lost opportunity at world softball champs Promising Southland riders continue to impress at Junior Track Cycling World Championships Manawatu cyclist Campbell Stewart wins omnium gold at junior world champs Nelson cyclist George Bennett signs with Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo through 2018 Team New Zealand struggle in light breeze at America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth Second and third for Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in London Diamond League Third Tour de France title looms for Chris Froome Julian Dean: Beyond the winner, there's still plenty of interest in the Tour

Promising shot putter Tom Walsh has thrown 20.45 metres at an athletics meet in Melbourne today to set a New Zealand record.

Walsh, who recorded 20.30m last weekend in Christchurch, continued his excellent form to beat the previous record by 7cm.

Rival Jacko Gill's best of 20.38m was obliterated with a throw that exceeded the qualifying distance for the world indoor championships in Poland this coming March.

The new record also beat the B qualifying standard for next year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

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