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.

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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.

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