The latest instalment of the Diamond League series, which took place in Rome overnight, saw only one Australian compete in the 13-event program.
26-year-old Tasmanian, Hamish Peacock, contested the javelin throw event alongside a star-studded field, which included four men who boast personal-best throws of over 90-meters.
The competition got off to a slow start, with first round throw of 85.38 by Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch placing him in the box seat, however, a string of throws over the 87-meter-mark, which included a final throw of 90.06m, secured Germany’s Thomas Rohler the Rome Diamond League victory.
For Peacock, on the other hand, it was not the series of throws he would have hoped for. After some solid recent performances, one of which saw him take out his second National Championship, he came into Rome ranked 6th in the field, however, finished a disappointing 11th place, with his final throw of 76.92m being his biggest of the night.
Full Results here: https://rome.diamondleague.com/en/programme-results/programme-results-rome
The diamond league action continues on the 15th of June in Oslo, Norway.
Main photo: Hamish Peacock – Nitro Athletics 2017 photo by Con Chronis
Update by Jordan Gusman – Runner’s Tribe