John Kelly wrote himself into Irish Athletics history on Tuesday evening as the Finn Vally man set a new national shot putt record.
For the first time in his career he threw over 20 metres, with a 20.16m effort to pick up a bronze medal at the Cork City Sports World Continential Tour meet.
Italian Nick Ponzio won the shot competition with a throw of 20.71m
Kelly’s recent top quality form seen him take the National Senior title just last weekend in Santry and at the time set a new championship record.
Elsewhere, another Finn Valley athlete was in medal winning form as Ciara Kearns took silver at the World Masters in Finland.
A superb leap of 5.58m secured Ciara a podium in the Long Jump.