While the scoreboard may have read fourth place, it wasn’t the distance shot putter Tim Nedow had been hoping for. With a best throw of 19.96m at the Golden Spike Meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Nedow finished a measly six centimetres off the podium Wednesday night. The Brockville native took to Twitter following the competition, stating displeasure with his result considering the shape he is in. Tim, who has been said to be in close to 21 metre shape based on practice results says it’s “Back to the drawing board in Sweden. Getting ready for my first Diamond League meet in Rome.” He competes in the Italian capital next Thursday.
Competing the day before in the hammer throw was Sultana Frizell. The Canadian record holder was showing the effects of two weeks of global travel as she could only muster a best effort of 70.94m, well off her seasonal best of 73.66m. Frizell tied for the sixth best throw of the competition with Amanda Bingson of the United States, but was relegated to seventh based on the distance of their second best throw. Sultana returned to her training base of Kamloops, B.C. Tuesday night where she will prepare for the Canadian Championships in early July.