Athletics: Tom Walsh finishes second in Diamond League season opener

  • 04/05/2019
Tom Walsh.
Tom Walsh. Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand shot-putter Tom Walsh has finished second in the opening Diamond League athletics meeting of the season in Doha.

The Kiwi threw a season-best 22.06m to finish 7cm behind Olympic champion and arch-rival Ryan Crouser of the US.

Crouser claimed the victory with a best of 22.13m, while Darlan Romani of Brazil was third.

"It was good to get a season-best, throwing over 22m and getting back over that line," said Walsh.

"But it is frustrating because I think I'm in better shape than that but, I have another four months till world champs to sort things out."

The second shot put meet of the season will take place in Rome in June.