Jacko Gill injured, in doubt for Tom Walsh clash

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 09:13 19/03/2014
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Jacko Gill shows off his impressive strength.

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SPORTY SPICE: Just days after he posted a video showing his training regime, Jacko Gill has been injured.

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Jacko Gill is injured and in doubt for next week's shot put showdown with Tom Walsh.

Gill's father, Walter, announced this morning in a radio interview that his son is struggling with groin injury.

"It can disappear reasonably quickly, so we've got fingers crossed but you do lose a bit of throwing time," Walter Gill told RadioLive Sport.

"At this stage we would have been looking for reasonably short sessions and a lot more throwing that he's been doing."

A head-to-head match-up between Gill and Walsh has been highly anticipated for months.

Eleven days ago Walsh raised the stakes on Gill, producing a stunning effort to win bronze at the world indoor championships in Sopot, Poland.

Shortly after, Gill posted another of his trademark training videos, demonstrating the kind of condition he is in heading into next week's national track and field championships in Wellington.

Entitled "The Chilliman" [sic], Gill's video showed 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.

In response, Walsh said he simply hoped his ''long-awaited showdown with Jacko Gill will take place'' this month.

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