5 Sep 2012

Martin sixth in javelin event

8:09 am on 5 September 2012

Peter Martin of Waikato finished sixth in the javelin at the Paralympics in London on Tuesday.

His biggest throw in the F52/53 javelin of 15.26 metres was not enough to gain a higher place among the nine competitors.

''I'm pretty disappointed,'' he said afterwards. ''I haven't had the best build up with injuries and so forth, but I just haven't been able to find the form I had at home.''

Martin, 50, a farmer, previously competed at the Atlanta Paralympic Games in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004.

He retired from international competition before the Beijing in 2008.