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Tom Walsh delivers blunt review of performance after shock loss - 'S***'

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.

"S***."

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."

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Walsh was stunned by Poland's Konrad Bukowiecki at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge. Source: 1 NEWS