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Aled Davies throws world record to win F42 shot put gold at World Para-athletics championships

Aled Davies threw a world record in the F42 shot put to win gold at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Aled Davies celebrates setting a new world record in the Men's Shot Put F42 Final Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

Davies threw was a World Championships record of 16.02 metres in his first attempt and followed it up with a world record throw of 17.52m.

The 26-year-old from Bridgend already claimed gold in the F42 discus. This is the third time in a row Davies has triumphed in both events at the competition.

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I wanted to show I'm in a league above everyone else.

This is what it's all about.

It's overwhelming, we've been working for this all winter.

It's been such a hard turnaround since Rio but I believe in my training and trusted my coach.

– Aled Davies, F42 shot put champion

triumphed in the men's F42 shot put with a world record throw of 17.52m.