After enduring a prolonged frustrating spell due to illness, Kiwi shot put phenomenon Jacko Gill is back on fire in training and actually enjoyed his best ever throwing session last week according to his own words.

Turning 17 just before Christmas, the World Youth champion and record holder released several efforts that measured about half a metre over his practice best with the senior 7.26kg implement at the end of long workout, brimming with excitement and fire again.

His first competition comes next week and the youngster feels he is on track to deliver something massive in the 21m region which would definitely set up shockwaves around the globe. Therefore, there looks plenty to look for in this quarter so everybody’d better pay heed!