Athletics: Amir comes a creditable sixth in Commonwealth Games

LINFORD hammer thrower came a very creditable sixth place in the Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old had a best of 69.38 metres which he threw in the first round.

The full time fire fighter did very well in front of 50,000 fans.

Gold went to Jim Steacy of Canada, whose throw of 74.16 made him a clear-cut winner. Nicholas Miller of England took second with 72.99.

Williamson currently combines his hammer throwing with working as a firefighter.

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