Athlete Report: BENEDICT CHONG WONG - SHOT PUTT AND DISCUS Feb 2014
I have competed in 7 competitions for both discus and shot-put over the past 3 months winning every shotput competition and taking out three discus events in a row until my discus technique went to custard. I have also changed my shotput technique from linear to rotational, which is a major switch because they are both completely different techniques. I only made the switch four weeks ago and am learning it faster then expected. I competed the past weekend (25th January) at Millennium Institute of Technology and got a new personal best of 15.85 meters with Senior mens weight 7kgs which puts me at 4th in nz, my personal best previous to this completion was 14.25meters with 7kgs.
I still have 3 years until I am supposed to throw 7kg!
I have a busy couple of months ahead with major events being Porrit Classic 8th February, Porrit Stadium Hamilton International Meet (ITM), Christchurch 22-24th February 2014 New Zealand Track and Field Championships 2014 March 28-30th Australian Junior Championships 11th-16th March Sydney World Junior Championships 2014, Eugene, USA.
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