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Aled goes to Rio

Thursday 23 June 2016

Aled Davies is amongst the first group of athletes selected by the British Paralympic Association to represent Great Britain at the Rio Olympic Games. He will contest the F42 discus and shot put competitions and is the current world record holder in both events so will start as one of the favourites.

Aled recently set new a world mark in winning the IPC European discus title.

He will be defending the Paralympic discus title that he won in London.

Aled, also winner of the men’s F42 discus throw and shot put at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, said:

“London 2012 was the start of my journey in the sport and to have won two medals at the Games was a dream come true. The Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of the sport, so to be selected once again is a huge achievement for me.

“Since London, I’ve managed to secure successive world and European titles along with world records, but I do not have the Paralympic shot put title. To win that medal will be the missing piece in the jigsaw and I will be leaving no stone unturned to ensure I’m in the best possible shape come September.”