Sixth for Rugby's Sam Ruddock in Rio - The Rugby Observer

Sixth for Rugby's Sam Ruddock in Rio

Rugby Editorial 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

RUGBY’s Sam Ruddock has expressed his disappointment after missing out on a medal at the Rio Olympics.

The 26-year-old made it through to Monday evening’s final of the F35 shot put but his best throw of 12.70m was enough to secure sixth.

China’s Fu Xinhan won gold with a distance of 15.19, silver went to Argentina’s Hernan Emanuel Urra with 14.91m and Latvian Edgars Bergs went home with bronze after throwing 14.55m.

Ruddock tweeted: “Thanks for support & love, guys. I’ll learn from this. Setback equals comeback! Obrigado, Rio! #Paralympics.”

Former Rugby School student Ruddock had headed to his second Paralympic Games with high expectations having thrown a personal best of 13.75m in Doha last year and having won silver at the IPC European Championships back in June.


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