28 Aug 2016

Walsh beats Olympic champ at Diamond League

7:39 am on 28 August 2016

New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has won the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh won bronze in Rio Photo: AFP

Walsh, the Rio bronze medallist, won the meet with his final throw of 22 metres - a meeting record and personal best.

He beat the Olympic champion Ryan Crouser and fellow American Joe Kovacs, who won silver in Rio.

It's the second athletics triumph since the Games for a New Zealand shot putter, after Valerie Adams also won the Lausanne Diamond League meeting.

Adams beat the Olympic gold medallist, America's Michelle Carter, with a throw of 19.94 metres in Switzerland.