Big heave by Walsh

South Canterbury shot putter Tom Walsh produced a winning throw of 20.09m, a personal best by 2cm, at a Bonus Track Meeting in Switzerland.

He was just 1cm short of the B standard for the world championships in Moscow.

Walsh will compete at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday night in a top-class field that includes all three medallists and two other finalists from the London Olympics.

The Timaru Herald