Walsh reflects on breakthrough season

Two training sessions might have given him the distance he needed to claim a medal in the shot put at the World Championships in Beijing, but Tom Walsh is pleased with his season despite that fourth place finish.

Tom  reiterated that a lack of a medal was perhaps the only thing missing from a year which saw him consistently challenge the world's best.

After recovering from a hip injury before the meet, the 23-year-old shot putter would have welcomed two more training sessions before he competed in his first ever senior outdoor World Championships,
"We did what we could you know. That injury put me back about two weeks of throwing training.

"It wasn't ideal but the World Championships aren't going to change the date so you've got to make the best of what you've got."

Walsh finished his season by beating the men who took home the medals in the last few weeks, but he didn't feel as though he had peaked a few weeks too late.
"I felt like maybe if it was two training sessions later, maybe even one that would have been really good but look, I'm really happy."