Jacko Gill

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Date of Birth December 20, 1994
Place of Birth New Zealand
Age 26 years old
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Jacko Gill

Jackson Gill is a New Zealand track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. Gill throws with his right hand, using the spin technique. In 2010, he won gold in the shot put at the World Junior Championships at the age of 15 years, 213 days, which made him the youngest ever male gold medalist at the World Junior Championships. In 2012, he defended his title at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Shot put
Coached by: Kirsten Hellier
Personal best(s): 5 kg: 24.45 m (2011, WYB), 6 kg: 23.00 m (2013, WJR), 7.26 kg: 21.47 m (2019)

About Jacko Gill

New Zealand-born shot putter who won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 2010 and 2012. He also took home the silver medal at the Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010.

Before Fame

He set a record for 14-year-olds in the 5kg and 6kg shot in 2009.

Achievement

He became the youngest junior male champion in history at 15 years old.

Family Life

His father, Walter, was also a shot-put champion.

Associations

He and Geoff Capes are both famous shot putters.

Information related to Jacko Gill

  • New Zealand male shot putters
  • Olympic athletes of New Zealand
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Commonwealth Games competitors for New Zealand
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Latest information about Jacko Gill updated on January 15, 2021.

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