Aled Davies MBE - Paralympian Gold Medal & World Record

2012 Olympic and Paralympic year…. held in London. I had been dreaming of this year since a youngster when it was announced London will host the games in 2005. Time has flown by since then and here we are now, reflecting, what can only be described as a truly inspiring and world changing games.

I began the year by breaking record in the shot and the discus and I stood strong on top of the rankings heading into the games. I wanted two medals and I wanted one of them to be Gold. I achieved my dreams by winning the mens discus and coming third in the mens shot-put. I went abroad most of the year for warm weather training ensuring I had the best preparation. It paid off and everything fell into place. I am now looking forward to winter 2013.

Name: Aled Sion Davies
Height: 6ft 1inch
DOB: 24/05/1991
City of Birth: Bridgend
City of Residence: Cardiff
Event: Discus and Shot-Put
Personal Best:  Discus (47.72m) Current European Record of 46.14m, Shot-Put (14.56m Current World Record)
Hobbies: Xbox 360 (Aled2012) Rugby, Football and Surfing