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Silver for Carlisle's Nick Miller

July 30, 2014

Team England hammer thrower Nick Miller has hailed his silver medal at the Commonwealth Games as a "fantastic achievement" so early on in his career.

The 21-year-old finished in second place at Hampden Park on Tuesday evening with a best throw of 72.99m, just 1.14m behind gold medallist Jim Steacy of Canada.

After the event, Miller said that he was a little disappointed at having missed out on the ultimate prize, but was pleased with his performance as a whole in Glasgow.

Earlier at the event, Miller took first in one of two qualifying rounds to secure his spot in the finals. His throw of 72.76 meters was the best overall mark from both qualifying rounds.   Miller has had an outstanding summer of competition that includes a hammer throw title at the Sainsbury’s British Championships, winning the senior-level national event with a mark of 73.96 meters.