Due to the good eye of David Kerr in our social discussion board we received updates on Jacko Gill’s matter.
Jacko tweeted couple of hours ago:
Just so everyone knows I’m completely injury free. My last niggle was over 1 year ago. Even if I was injured I’d still be in Wellington!
Previous article before the Update:
Within the thread “Jacko Gill | news & notes” in our social discussion board SOCIAL.THROWHOLICS was a discussion about the possible season opener of the great shot put star Jacko Gill from New Zealand. Rumors have been part of the discussion why he did not compete at the World Championships in Sopot, Poland and what his next/first competition might be. According to the nzherald Jacko’s plan for the next competition would be the New Zealand Championships.
Unfortunately, it seems that Jacko Gill got injured and might not be able/ready for the battle again the bronze medalist of the recent World Championships Tom Walsh. He might have to withdraw from the National Athletic Championships in Wellington which would disappoint a lot of fans who were looking forward for the fight between the great Kiwi shot putters.
His latest video on YouTube underlined his recent performances/developments:
Everyone was looking forward to see the fight between the recent bronze medalist Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill who broke all youth and junior world records. But according to Jacko Gill‘s father Walter is the 19-year old’s shot putter suffering from a groin injury which is limiting his power out of the circle.
“It can disappear reasonably quickly, so we’ve got fingers crossed but you do lose a bit of throwing time,” Gill’s father Walter said. At this stage we would have been looking for reasonably short sessions and a lot more throwing that he’s been doing.”
According to Tom Walsh Jacko has to compete at the National Championships otherwise he might not be allowed to go to the Commonwealth Games?
“But his next comp will be NZ Nats at the end of March. Well, that’s if he wants to go to the Comm’ Games or not”
Walsh, who eclipsed Gill‘s national record with a throw of 20.45m (67′ 1″) in December, is to compete at a world challenge meet in Melbourne on Saturday.
Find out more in our social discussion board, jump in and talk to Tom Walsh himself.