James McCarthy places 13th in the shot put F57/58

Updated: Tuesday, 04 Sep 2012 15:09

James McCarthy finished 13th in the shot put F57/58
James McCarthy finished 13th in the shot put F57/58

James McCarthy has finished 13th in the shot put F57/58 at the Paralympic Games.

Russia's Alexey Ashapatov won the gold with a throw of 16.20m, a new Paralympic record. Poland's Janusz Rokicki threw 15.68m for a season best and silver. South Africa's Michael Louwrens took bronze with 13.64m, also a season best.

McCarthy threw 10.70m.

Speaking about his experience, McCarthy commented: "I think in the first put, I may have had a rush of blood to the head.

"For the second one I needed to relax and start doing what I had been doing in training.

"For the third one I just went for it and that was my best throw.

"It was a dream come true to be back here sixteen years after my last games in Atlanta and to have my family here to see it."