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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    Tom Walsh has slipped from first to third in an extraordinary last round of the world championship shot put final in Doha

    Tom Walsh has slipped from first to third in an extraordinary last round of the world championship shot put final in Doha

    American Joe Kovacs has heaved 22.91 metres, the third-equal farthest throw in history, one centimetre beyond what Walsh achieved with his first attempt.

    Ryan Crouser also threw 22.90m to push Walsh behind on count back.

    Jacko Gill's finished seventh after throwing 21.45 metres.

    On the track, Camille Buscomb has come 12th in the 5000 metres, setting a personal best 14 minutes 58.59 seconds - she's already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

    Japan's prospects of topping Pool A at the rugby World Cup have strengthened.

    They've earned a four-try bonus point in a 38-19 win over Samoa, putting them three points clear of Ireland in the group.

    In other results... Australia's beaten Uruguay 45-10 and England's defeated Argentina 39-10.

    Italian prop Nicola Quaglio has been cited for his involvement in a tackle on South Africa's Duane Vermeulen during their rugby World Cup loss - the disciplinary hearing's today.

    Canterbury have tied Auckland's record for the most Ranfurly Shield tenures, securing the Log o' Wood for the 16th time with a 35-25 Mitre 10 Cup victory over Otago in Dunedin.

    The win secures Canterbury a spot in the Premiership semi-finals.

    Tottenham have plunged to a 3-0 loss at Brighton in football's English Premier League.

    Liverpool's maintained their unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over Leicester, thanks to a stoppage-time penalty.

    Aston Villa and Burnley were other winners while Watford and Sheffield United have drawn nil-all.

    The New Zealand under-23 footballers have won the OFC Olympic-qualifying tournament in Fiji with a 5-nil victory over Solomon Islands to secure a spot at next year's Tokyo Games.

    Rohit Sharma has broken the record for most sixes in a cricket test with 13, giving India a chance of victory at stumps on the fourth day of the first test against South Africa.

    He backed up his 176 with 127 to guide India to 323 for four declared.

    The Proteas are 11 for one after getting set 395 to win.

    Austria's Dominic Thiem has become the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending ATP tennis finals in London by reaching the final of the China Open.

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev had previously qualified.

    Australian snooker player Neil Robertson will miss the Yushan World Open in China after travelling to the wrong Barnsley for his qualifier.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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