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Ninth podium finish for Nicholls
11:07am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in Sport
SHOT-putter John Nicholls extended his incredible run of podium finishes at international events with a third-placed finish at the European Masters Championships in Zitau, Germany.
The Stockton Heath resident’s throw of 14.53m in the M45 shotput gained him a bronze medal after he finished just 5cm off the eventual second-placed competitor, stretching his medal run to a superb nine podium finishes across his last three world and six european events.
Nicholls, who won the European Indoor title for a third consecutive time in 2011, is now setting his sights on reclaiming his title in San Sabasian in March 2013.
He said: “The standard has been set.
“I will need 15m to win in March, so I will sit down with my coach and go through where we need to change for me to do that.
“Right now I see bronze as a second loser, so I need to put that right next year. “Bronze at the World and European Championships this year is a good year, but not good enough for me.”