Jacko Gill gets shot put win over Tom Walsh...


jacko gill .jpgJacko Gill, photo courtesy by Stuff,co.nz

tomaswalsh1.jpgTomas Walsh, photo by World Athletics

Jacko Gill had his first win over Tomas Walsh in 9 years. Walsh was in midst of heavy training.

Walsh from heavy training

AUCKLAND (NZL): At Saturday´s Night of 5s meet Jacko Gill claimed a first win against Tom Walsh for nine years. Walsh, who has been in a heavy phase of training, perhaps understandably did not find his very best form, but he gradually improved and hurled the shot out to a best of 20.14m in round five. Despite suffering a rare defeat Walsh said: "I was not too unhappy, which might be surprising to some with the distance I threw. I'm not trying to make any excuses but I'm in a heavy phase of training. A 20m throw for me at the moment is actually outstanding. I'm not the type of thrower who can lift heavy and throw far. But credit to Jacko, he was outstanding and throwing 21m is very good. It is good to see another New Zealander throwing really well."

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