Tom Walsh has won New Zealand's 16th medal at Tokyo Olympics

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 August 2021, 3:23AM

Tom Walsh has won New Zealand's 16th medal of the Tokyo Olympics after claiming bronze in the men's shot put today.

USA's Ryan Crouser claimed the gold with a monster throw of 22.93, while USA's Joe Kovacs won silver with 22.65.

Winning a medal at two consecutive Olympics, Walsh won bronze with a throw of 22.17.

Today's medal adds to Walsh's bronze from Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi Jacko Gill registered 20.71, finishing in ninth in the final.

What a great effort from our Kiwis!

Congratulations Tom!