Gill Has His Eyes on Senior Success 29 MAR 2013 Comments [Jacko Gill's] father, Walter. “Not one ounce of success or achievement has gone to [Jacko's] head; he does not expect special treatment from his community... When it comes to throwing and getting strong, [Jacko's] knowledge of how to succeed exceeds those who have coached him."
Gill gears up for big season 3/4/2013 "New Zealand's teenage shot put prodigy Jacko Gill is in Sweden undertaking intense training in preparation for the northern hemisphere summer and his bid to qualify for the world track and field championships in Moscow in August."
TeWaio wrote:That one-footed standing vertical jump of 120cm at 1:34 is ridiculous, especially as he looks to be around 110kg now!
Not to quibble on nomenclature, but having a 120cm (48") vertical jump in America means that he's displaced his CoG that much, not that he jumped up onto something (with legs fully tucked beneath him) that high. It's still pretty cool.
Konrad Bukowiecki (97) did 22.33 with the 5k today in Warsaw. That puts him at no. 5 on the all-time youth list. I'll be waiting to see whether he can confirm this sort of form soon, because frankly, the result looks so good as to raise doubts. His best until now was 20.54 indoors this year, and in today's competition, his second best put was 20.61...
Brian Oldfield via Facebook wrote:Brian Oldfield May 24 That's my best in 1972 training for a single, 465 front squat, 365 clean & jerk , 255 snatch; all in pounds of course. Had 72 foot throws in warm-ups (several) out side the stadium and again inside. Threw way too many of such throws.
gh wrote:He's lucky in that he'll have no trouble finding meets to throw in Down Under come the end of the year, so he's got lots of time left.
But given Aaron's concerns expressed icon the recent Hasay/Erdmann situation will Aaron accept any performance that is not set in a genuine competition. In Jacko's case there can be no genuine competition in the junior shot because he is so far ahead of anyone else - and not just in NZ. Hopefully I will get to see it live if Jacko lands it out beyond 23m later this year.
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