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Walsh wins bronze

Radio New Zealand Radio New Zealand 19/08/2016

New Zealand's Tomas Walsh makes an attempt in the men's shot put final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. © Matt Dunham/ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP Images New Zealand's Tomas Walsh makes an attempt in the men's shot put final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

New Zealander Tom Walsh has won bronze in the men's shot put.

Walsh, the world indoor champion, threw 21.36m on his second to last attempt to make it into the top three.

American Ryan Crouser broke the Olympic record with a throw of 22.52m to win the gold medal from his compatriot Joe Kovacs, who threw 21.78m.

The other New Zealander competitor, Jacko Gill, finished in ninth place with a best throw of 20.50m.

New Zealand's medal tally now stands at 15 - four gold, eight silver and three bronze.

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