15 Sep 2016

Bronze for Hamill in Rio

10:38 am on 15 September 2016

The New Zealand shot putter Jessica Hamill has won a bronze medal at the Paralympics in Rio.

Hamill finished third in the F34 category with a throw of 7.54 metres.

China's Lijuan Zou won the gold medal with a world record throw of 8.75m.

Jessica Hamill

Jessica Hamill Photo: Supplied

New Zealand has now won 17 medals at the Games, including eight gold, and sits ninth on the medal table.

Meanwhile the Nelson sprinter Liam Malone will compete for his third medal in Rio tomorrow after comfortably qualifying for the final of the men's 400m T44.

Malone's time of 48.34s was just outside his personal best of 48.21 seconds.

Malone has already won a gold medal in the 200m and a silver in the 100m.