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More world records for Aled

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Competing at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Grand Prix in Dubai, Aled Davies has broken his own F42/44 world records in both the discus throw (with 48.87m) and shot put (with 15.92m). Under coach Ryan Spencer Jones, it is surely only a matter of time before Aled breaks the 16m mark in the shot put, putting him on equal terms with able bodied throwers.

Meanwhile, at the BUCS indoor championships in Sheffield last weekend, Cardiff's Rowan Axe won the 3000m title, with Jonathan Hopkins in third, and Rebecca Chapman took gold in the long jump and 6th in the 60m.

Other Cardiff performers at the BUCS championships included Marvin Bheka and Richard Tremblen (5th and 6th respectively in the 60m final), Matthew Edwards (5th in the 1500m) and Lucy Griffiths (also coached by Ryan Spencer Jones) who was 6th in the shot put.

For those who are not familiar with the IPC classification system, Aled's F42/44 relates to athletes who have leg impairments (such as, but not only, amputations). Aled was born with a deficiency of his right leg.