Aled at Tokyo 2020

Aled Davies, MBE

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    F63 shot put

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Davies’ potential was clear from an early age - even as a junior, he was a consistent performer, finishing on the podium at the IWAS World Junior Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

He has won a hat trick of consecutive Paralympic titles - F42 Discus gold at London 2012 (as well as bronze in the F42 Shot Put) was followed by shot put F42 gold at Rio 2016 and his most recent victory in the F63 Shot Put at Tokyo 2020.

Davies first broke the world record at the Lyon 2013 World Championships, where he threw 14.71m in the shot put.

He won two World Championship gold medals in Qatar in 2015. He extended his world records again in 2016 ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he won F42 Shot Put gold, finishing more than 1.5m clear of his rivals.

At London 2017, he added a phenomenal 1.39m on to his previous world record mark with his second attempt in the shot put circle, while in the discus he threw a new championship record 51.54m. He successfully notched up a hat trick of golden doubles, having also topped the podium in both events at the previous two World Championships.

Davies continued his streak on the top of the world podium with a fifth consecutive gold medal in F63 Shot Put with a mark of 16.16m.

He also won double gold at both the 2014, 2016 and 2018 European Championships.

He was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.


Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s shot put F63: gold

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s shot put F42: gold

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s discus F42: gold
  • Men’s shot put F42-44 : bronze

World Para Athletics Championships

2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2023 - shot put (5) & discus (3) golds

2011 - discus F42 silver

World Para Athletics European Championships

2014,2016, 2018, 2021 - shot put (4) & discus (3) golds

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