WALSH’S MIND GAMES
TOM WALSH has enlisted the help of a sports psychologist in a bid to break Randy Barnes’ long-standing world shot put record of 23.12m.
“I do a lot of meditation and mindfulness stuff, which is probably the most important part of my game now,” he says. “I want to break the world record – I’ve got pretty close to it and in years to come, I think I can do it.”
New Zealander Walsh is the reigning world outdoor and indoor and Commonwealth champion and has a best of 22.67m.
Tom Walsh: record target