Welsh Athletics has confirmed the passing on of Olympian and Commonwealth shot put bronze medalist Shaun Pickering at the age of 61.

Shaun won the 1998 Commonwealth bronze medal at Kuala, Lumpar, and participated in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where he finished 27th.

He later became UK Athletics’ national event coach for heavy throws.

“Our thoughts are with Shaun’s friends and family at this sad time,” Welsh Athletics said.

“Everyone at Welsh Athletics is sad to hear the news that ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee, multiple Welsh Champion, and record holder Shaun Pickering has passed away.”


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