Glasgow 2014: Jersey's Zane Duquemin finishes eighth in discus

Jersey's Zane Duquemin has finished eighth in the discus at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The reigning British Champion threw 59.39m, over four metres behind the winner, Vikas Shive Gowda of India, and 49cm behind England's Carl Myerscough in seventh place.

"I'm pretty pleased with that," Duquemin told BBC Radio Jersey.

"That was my first top-eight finish in a major senior championships so I'll take it."

Duquemin has been troubled with nerve problem in his back for much of the build up to the Games, but he was happy with the distance he produced in the final.

"Considering the build up I've had, the aim coming in was to throw 60 metres - but that would have been with a smooth build up," he explained.

"To throw 59.39 is pretty close, and in those conditions it's probably one of the best throws of my life.

He had qualified in 12th place after officials mistakenly ruled that his discus was not on an IAAF approved list.

But he was allowed to use his own discus for the final.

"We managed to sort it out and it made a big difference, straight away I had a bit of feeling back so I was pleased with that," he added.

"It was an honest mistake but you don't want that at a major championships as it could affect you quite a bit."

The result ends his Games after coming ninth in the shot put.

Meanwhile his sister Shadine failed to make the final of the women's discus, finishing 14th out of 16 in the qualifying round.