16 Jun 2016

Walsh wins in Stockholm

7:40 am on 16 June 2016

The New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has won his event at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Stockholm.

Walsh threw 21.13 metres, finishing over half a metre clear of his nearest rival.

Walsh led from the first round with four his throws over 21 metres.

Tom Walsh competes in the IAAF world Challenge Athletics event in Melbourne, 2016.

Tom Walsh is in top form leading up to the Rio Olympics. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Missing from the field though was reigning world champion American Joe Kovacs who beat Walsh at last month's Diamond League meet in Oregon.

It's Walsh's first international win since his victory World Indoor Champs in Portland in March.

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