Jacko Gill adds spice to shot-put showdown

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 11:39 13/03/2014
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Jacko Gill shows off his impressive strength.

Jacko Gill
SPORTY SPICE: Jacko Gill has added some startling spice to this month's highly-anticipated shot-put showdown with Tom Walsh.

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Jacko Gill has added some startling spice to this month's highly-anticipated shot-put showdown with fellow Kiwi Tom Walsh.

Days after Walsh ramped up the pressure with a shock bronze medal at the world indoor athletics championships, Gill has posted another of his staggering, high-octane training videos on the internet, demonstrating the kind of condition he is in heading into the national track and field championships in two weeks.

Just before midnight last night, Gill tweeted a four-minute video entitled "The Chilliman" [sic] which shows him lifting 250kg weights, throwing a series of fierce punches and doing one-armed press-ups. Gill ends the video by staring down the barrel of the camera while eating a raw chilli.

Gill and Walsh have not competed head-to-head for months, in what has quickly become the most-anticipated match-up in New Zealand sport.

While Gill stayed away from facing Walsh at February's international track meet in Christchurch, his management team confirmed to Fairfax Media last month that Gill will face Walsh in Wellington at nationals.

"He [Gill] will be competing at nationals and hopefully will have a good competition with Tom Walsh," Les Mills said, Gill's manager.

Gill is a double world junior champion and holder of the world junior record.

Both men are vying for Commonwealth Games selection later this year.

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