7 Oct 2010

Para shot putter wins silver medal

6:00 am on 7 October 2010

The Southland paralympian Jess Hamill has won a silver medal in the shot put at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

20-year-old Hamill threw 7.17 metres. Once her level of disability was taken into account she earned 979 points, which placed her second behind Australian Louise Ellery, who totalled 1110 points.

Hamill won't have long to celebrate. She heads home tomorrow and will begin building up to the world championships in New Zealand in January.