Favors Sets New Irish Indoor Shot Put Record

Eric Favors set a new Irish Indoor Shot Put record in Astana on Saturday morning.

Favors threw a best of 20.18m at the World Indoor Tour meet in the Kazakhstan capital to add two centimetres to his previous record that he had set in February 2023.

Meanwhile, Sophie Becker placed third in the 400 metres in 53.19. A very good start to the 2023 indoor year.

Meanwhile at the AAI Games, Mark Smyth won his heat in the 200 metres posted 22:34.

In the distance events, Kieran Kelly posted 3:52 for 1500m to finish second. While Niamh Kearney posted 4:24 for second place in the women’s race.