The New Zealand shot putter Tom Walsh has finished fourth at a meeting in the Czech Republic, his last competition before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Throwing at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem, Walsh had a best throw of 20.71 metres to finish behind Jan Marcel of the Czech Republic with 20.93, Joe Kovacs of the United States with 20.89 and Pavel Lyzhyn of Belarus with 20 .75.
The 22-year-old Christchurch builder says he had an all right day... he says he was just missing it a wee bit but it was an awesome competition with a great crowd.
Walsh says he's now heading back to his Cardiff base to finalise preparations for this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The New Zealander has the best outdoor throw of any Commonwealth shot putter in 2014, recorded at last weekend's Glasgow Diamond League meet.
With the Delhi gold medallist Dylan Armstrong pulling out of the Games with a wrist injury, Walsh will be a genuine gold medal prospect in Glasgow.
The men's shot put takes place on July the 28th.