Olympians in town

The Press - - Culture | Entertainment -

Kiwi Olympic he­roes Tom Walsh, Jacko Gill, Hamish Car­son, and Angie Petty are ex­pected to com­pete in this week­end’s The Big Shot and Fast K com­pe­ti­tions on Sun­day, at the Retro Sports Fa­cil­ity on the cor­ner of Durham and Kil­more sts. Shot­put­ters Walsh and Gill will be up against Aussie Damien Birken­head and Amer­i­can Olympic Gold medal­list Ryan Whit­ing, while Car­son and Petty will be com­pet­ing in the new 1000m run­ning race, which re­places the pre­vi­ous Street Mile com­pe­ti­tion. Events start at 2pm, with the pub­lic in­vited to chal­lenge them­selves on the Fast K course. For more in­for­ma­tion, see the­bigshot.co.nz

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