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  • Home >  2016 Olympics >  News

    Season's best for Walsh in warm-up

    Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh has completed his warm-up for the world athletics championships with a season's best 22.06m shot put win.

    31 July 2017

    New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has completed his tune-up for next week's world athletics championships with another 22m-plus winning effort in London.

    The Olympic bronze medallist threw a season's best 22.06m to easily beat Domincan thrower Dillon Simon's second-placed 18.65m at the English national championships.

    It's the second time this season he's bettered 22m, backing up from a 22.04m effort last week at the M-F Athletic Elite Shot Invitational at his training base in Athens, Georgia.

    Walsh is currently ranked third in the world this year, behind Americans Ryan Crouser who hasn't been beaten in his last 10 competitions and has thrown over 22m in eight of them, and Joe Kovacs.

    Walsh is only the fourth athlete this season to have bettered 22m, and his London efforts build nicely on the 21.97m he threw in Lausanne last month to finish second in the Diamond League meeting.

    His personal best stands at 22.21m, set in Zageb last September.

    The world championships begin in London on August 4, with Walsh's shot put qualification the following day.


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