7 Oct 2019

Shotput champion Tom Walsh settles for bronze

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 7 October 2019

New Zealand shotputter Tom Walsh says he wouldn't change the way he approached yesterday's final at the Athletics World Champs despite having to settle for a bronze medal by just 1 centimetre. Walsh looked set for back-to-back titles after a huge throw of 22.90 metres in the first round in Doha. But a personal best wasn't quite enough, as American Joe Kovacs produced the third best shot put of all-time with his final throw to snatch the gold medal by the slimmest of margins. Tom Walsh told RNZ sports reporter Clay Wilson that he enjoyed the challenge.