Aled at Tokyo 2020

Aled Davies, MBE

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Cardiff

  • Date of Birth

    23/05/1991

  • Classification

    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 - discus F42 gold at London 2012 (as well as bronze in the shot put) was followed by shot put F42 gold at Rio 2016 and most recently victory in the shot put F63 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 shot put F42 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.

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.

Results

**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 World Championships **

2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 - shot put (4) & 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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