The impressive shot put carreer of Jacko Gill (New Zealand) .

The impressive shot put carreer of Jacko Gill (New Zealand) .

Jackson "Jacko" Gill (born 20 December 1994) is a New Zealand track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. Gill throws with his right hand, using the spin technique.

In 2010, he won gold in the shot put at the World Junior Championships at the age of 15 years, 213 days, which made him the youngest ever male gold medalist at the World Junior Championships (surpassing Usain Bolt who was 15 years, 332 days old when he won the 200 metres in 2002).

In 2012, he defended his title at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

Personal best(s).

5 kg: 24.45 m (2011, WYB).

6 kg: 23.00 m (2013, WJR).

7.26 kg: 21.01 m (2017) .

Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) (2011).

Weight 118 kg (260 lb) (2012).

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