Jacko Gill (New Zealand) | news & notes

  • Jacko Gill is the most incredible young athlete of the decade. At the age of just 16, he managed to throw a new neighborhood record with 7.26kg shot -20.01 that is obviously a new World youth record. The boy who is good at rewriting all the track and field record books again and again, has […]

  • Didier Poppe who is a coach of New-Zealand´s shot put sensation Jacko Gill carried on a physical tests for his athletes to see their general physical form at that period of training. Gill had a 3 meter standing long jump, in which his lifetime best jump is 3.30 m, an outstanding 95 cm in standing […]

  • New Zealand´s shot put sensation Jacko Gill broke another barrier. Today, at the 2nd day of the World Youth Championships in Lille, he broke his own world youth record with a put of 24.35m! The previous record was 23.86m since last year. There were no questions today. The silver medalist Tylor Schultz (USA ) was […]

  • By Roy Williams World junior and youth shot put champion Jacko Gill showed he has more than one string to an increasingly impressive bow by turning his attention to the discus yesterday – with a further sensational result. Gill, still aged 16, smashed the New Zealand under-18 discus record by more than two metres when […]

  • Sometimes, at 3am, Walter Gill and wife Nerida lie awake as their North Shore home shakes and crashes around them, wondering what manner of creature they’ve created in their basement. The world already has an inkling and over the next three weeks, we’re likely to learn a lot more about teenage shot phenomenon Jacko Gill. […]

  • Sixteen-year-old Kiwi shot put sensation Jacko Gill has taken his most significant stride yet towards an historic appearance at the London Olympic Games. The Kiwi athletics prodigy tonight shattered his own New Zealand senior record and surpassed the Olympic selection qualifying standard at a special shot put challenge held at North Shore ‘s Sovereign Stadium, […]

  • If the fact he’s reached the Olympic shot put qualifying mark at aged 16 doesn’t impress you then maybe Jacko Gill’s training methods will. A six minute training video posted on YouTube showcases the impressive strength that Gill, one of the country’s most promising athletes in recent history, has built up as he eyes a […]

  • Charts and hearts are aligned when it comes to the amazing future for teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill. Wise heads are just as excited, but they are also urging a bit of caution around the junior world champion. A formula for predicting athletic performance indicates the 16-year-old Gill will become the No 1 shot […]

  • Shot put sensation Jacko Gill has heaped praise on New Zealand’s drug testing programme, saying it keeps the knockers at bay. Gill’s father Walter, a former top New Zealand thrower, admits that steroid rumours are inevitable given his son’s stupendous achievements. But Gill has already been through 15 random urine tests. The testers turn up […]

  • It’s one down, two to go in what is turning out to be a special three weeks for Kiwi shot put prodigy Jacko Gill. Last Monday at the Millennium Institute’s Sovereign Stadium the 16-year-old Auckland phenomenon sent reverberations around the track-and-field world when he surpassed the New Zealand Olympic qualifying standard for London. He threw […]

  • Teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill has toppled his own world youth 5kg record at the Millennium Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore tonight, but has fallen short of knocking ove the world under-20 record. Gill, who turns 17 tomorrow, threw 24.45m to better his own record by 10cm, which he set at the 2011 World […]

  • Dare New Zealanders dream of two shot put medals at the London Olympics after the extraordinary deeds of Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill? The 27-year-old Adams is the red-hot favourite to defend the gold medal garnered in Beijing after winning her third world championship title in 2011. Auckland wonderkid Gill has just turned 17 and, […]

  • Shot put stars Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill put on a clinic for the Christchurch crowd as international athletics made a welcome return to the earthquake-ravaged city. Three-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Adams exhorted the audience to get in behind her as she hefted the 4kg women’s shot out to 20.35m in the […]

  • He’s old enough and good enough for the Olympics, but teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill will have to apply for a special dispensation to compete in the New Zealand national championships. The 17-year-old wonderkid, who stunned the country last year with an amazing training video on YouTube, has already surpassed the Olympic selection qualifying […]

  • Athletics New Zealand has announced the initial selections for the team that will compete at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain in July. Twelve athletes have been initially named in the team, which includes Jacko Gill, the current World Junior and World Youth Champion in the Shot Put. Kodi Harman (Waikato BOP) […]

  • We haven’t heard very much from or about Jacko Gill lately. Unlike many of his peers, Jacko has moved into the ice and cold of Sweden to prepare for his season of unknown destinations and off his habit of riding the social media tsunami. On 20th of April Jacko Gill putted the 6kg (13.2 lb) […]

  • Double World Champion David Storl tossed the 6kg shot to 22,73m in July 2009. This was not only a new personal best for him but also the new U20 World Record. The New Zealander Jacko Gill is on the same track as David Storl and tossed the 6kg shot even further than the current World […]

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