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World Record

WORLD RECORD BROKEN IN BEDFORD

 

The Bedford International Athletics Stadium, in Bedford, hosted the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, on Saturday 4th May, and witnessed Cardiff Met superstar, Aled Davies, break his own World Record for the F42 Shot, after a throw of 14.68m.  

 

Davies surpassed his previous World Record throw (set in 2012) by 12cm in his fourth round attempt in the men’s Shot put competition.

 

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We are very proud that our sports setting was equipped to offer Aled what he needed in order to achieve this result. It confirms Bedford's reputation as one of the top Athletics facilities in the country. Our key priority is to maintain and continue to secure great events like this and play host to such world-class talent.”

 

BSc Sports Management student Davies, 21, is a Paralympic Champion with a Gold medal in F42 Discus, and a Bronze medal in the F42-44 Shot Put, from London 2012. 

 

After breaking the World Record, Aled Davies MBE, said: “I’ve pulled this distance out at the start of season. I am over the moon, and I am excited to see how much further I can go as the season kicks on.”

For Bedford International Athletics Stadium’s list of events, visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ or email enquiries to bias@bedford.gov.uk

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