Eric Favors set a new national of 20.66 metres to claim fifth place in the men’s shot put at the European throws cup in Portugal.
Favours five attempts all landed over the 19.80-meter mark with three landing over the 20m mark.
The throw was an improvement on Favors national outdoor record of 20.50m set in August 2022.
Two national records in two days for Raheny athlete’s after Mark Smyth set a new national 200m indoor record yesterday.
While, Niamh Fogarty made a welcome return to international competition after an injury hit 2022 throwing 49.65 metres to take 11th place in the women’s discus B final.