Bronze for Peacock in javelin


Hamish Peacock from Australia defied fiendishly difficult conditions to claim the bronze medal in the men's javelin at the Glasgow Commonwealth games on Saturday.

Peacock, 23, produced his best throw of 81.75m in the second round and it proved good enough for bronze.

Julius Yego from Kenya claimed gold with 83.87m and the silver went to reigning Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago (82.67m) on a very wet night at Hampden Park.

Australians Josh Robinson (79.95m) and Luke Cann (75.93m) were fourth and seventh respectively.

Top-level throwing is very much a family affair for the Peacocks.

Hamish and his hammer-throwing brother Huw are both coached by their father Evan.

Huw Peacock finished out of the medals in the hammer earlier in the Games.