Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh didn't mince his words when evaluating his performance at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge last night.
When 1 NEWS asked him how he felt about his shock loss to Poland's Konrad Bukowiecki in West Auckland, he only needed one word.
Walsh was stunned by Bukowiecki after the 2014 world junior champion delivered a 21.32m throw on his fifth attempt.
The throw proved to be enough, with Walsh unable to fire and registering just two legal attempts on the evening - his best being 20.84m for second place.
It's a stark contrast to Walsh's performance at the same event and venue last year where he recorded a monster 22.67m throw.
After that throw he went on to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal and World Indoor Championships.
He started 2019 strong with a win at the New Zealand nationals as well, throwing 21.70m two weeks ago.
The 27-year-old said he wanted to "attack the throw" last night but felt he may have overdone it.
"If I could tell [what the problem was] now, then I probably would've been able to fix it," Walsh said.
"I'll have a talk with my team but I guess it all comes down to me. I wasn't good enough about changing it on the night. I kind of knew, technically, what I was doing wrong but I think it's bigger than that as well."