Eric Favors Smashes Irish Indoor Shot Put Record

Eric Favors Smashes Irish Indoor Shot Put Record
By PJ Browne Updated

Eric Favors set a new Irish indoor shot put record on Saturday.

The 24-year-old threw 19.68, adding 19cm to his own Irish record which he set a year ago.

The throw is the furthest by an Irish athlete in 28 years.

The New York-born thrower, who is in college at the University of South Carolina, qualified to compete for Ireland through his grandmother who was born in Ballina. He is affiliated with the Raheny Shamrocks club.

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Favors competed for Ireland at the 2019 World University Games.

Photo credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

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