Tom Walsh was first in the men’s shot put with a best throw of 21.66m at the Sir Graham Douglas International in Auckland, ahead of Ryan Ballantyne who threw a new personal best for the second week running with a best effort of 19.71m. Third was Australian Damien Birkinhead with 19.69m.
Although Tom said it feels like he is moving in the right direction, he hasn’t quite found his groove at the moment.
“I think it’s just time. It’s a long time until the Olympic Games, but also I want to be throwing well now and I’m not, because I know I could be if my timing’s on and my timing’s not quite on now, but it’s frustratingly close.”
Images: Alisha Loverich
Words: Athletics NZ