On a tricky run up in persistent rain Stuart Farquhar had only one recorded throw in the javelin throw final, his opening effort of 78.14m.
This placed him fifth in a competition won by Julius Yego of Kenya with 83.87m from the London Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago 82.67m and Australia’s Hamish Peacock 81.75m.
Farquhar, 14 times New Zealand champion and silver medallist from the Delhi Games, said that the weather didn’t affect him.
“To throw big and stuff, today wasn’t my day. I was just a bit out of sync with my throwing it wasn’t quite right there, it’s a bit of a shame I was really pumped and my body was feeling really sharp today, it’s a shame I couldn’t really express myself as well as I should of,” said Farquhar.
That’s the end of the season for Farquhar and he will now rest up and reflect on this season.
“I will keep going, I’m not going to stop yet and I’ll definitely be looking forward to next year and try and step it up and get myself out of this little bit of a low period.”
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent