Davies takes discus gold

02 September 2012 / 20:10

Aled Davies took Great Britain's athletics team past their gold medal haul from the Beijing Paralympics on just the third morning of competition at London 2012 with a dominant discus victory.

The 21-year-old, already a bronze medallist in the shot put, added a third British gold with a European record of 46.14 metres to take the F42 crown.

That effort came with his final throw, by which time he was already guaranteed gold. The Welsh athlete received a huge ovation as he walked into the circle before launching the disc to deafening cheers.

He knew it was big straight away and raced off in celebration before draping himself in the Union Flag for a lap of hour.

The Welshman's victory followed triumphs over the first two days by Hannah Cockroft and Richard Whitehead.