Shot put one-two: Walsh wins gold, Gill takes silver - News Summed Up

Shot put one-two: Walsh wins gold, Gill takes silver


Tom Walsh (L) and Jacko Gill celebrate their one-two finish in the men's shot put final. Photo: ReutersTom Walsh said before competition began that on a good day he was untouchable. The defending champion has claimed his second straight shot put gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, essentially sealing victory with his first throw before applying an exclamation mark with his last. Walsh's next wasn't quite as impressive, but his distance of 21.46m was the second-best in the final, with Gill then edging further clear in silver with 20.88m. At the halfway mark of the competition, he was 55cm ahead of Nigerian Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who claimed silver on the Gold Coast.


Source: Otago Daily Times August 05, 2022 21:45 UTC



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