Day 7 – Walsh & Gill in Shot this afternoon and Willis in semi-final this evening

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Shot Final and Willis semi-final today

Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill will be the focus in the morning session as they look for medals in a very competitive shot Put finalĀ  this afternoon. Walsh will definitely want to try and put his qualification drama out of his mind to improve on his Rio bronze medal, while Gill will strive to push into the medal hunt

Meanwhile Wellington eyes will focus in on Nick Willis as he heads into his fifth Olympic 1500m semi-final this evening in heat 1 at 11.00pm NZT. Willis has race favourite and fastest in the world in 2021 Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya and the reinstated Lewandowski of Poland in his heat. Willis will no doubt hope the pace in his heat is firm and controlled to enable a clean race. The top five from each semi qualify for the final along with the next two best times from either heat.