World Para-athletics Championships: Aled Davies wins discus gold

From BBC - July 16, 2017

Aled Davies won his third world title in the F42 discus and Britain's seventh gold medal of the World Para-athletics Championships in London.

Wales' Davies, the London 2012 champion and world record holder, threw 51.54m to beat Tom Habscheid of Luxembourg.

The 26-year-old can add gold in the shot put next Saturday - he is the defending Olympic and world champion.

GB are leading the medal table with 13 in total, following Saturday's haul of nine medals, including five golds.

The host nation will hope to add to that tally on Sunday evening when two-time Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock competes in the T44 100m (heats at 19:10 BST, final at 20:57 BST).

Britain's co-team captain Dan Greaves, a three-time world champion, finished fourth in the F44 discus and compatriot Kieran Tscherniawsky came fifth in F33 shot put.

In the T54 1500m, Britain's Richard Chiassaro finished second in his heat to progress to Sunday night's final.

The 35-year-old wheelchair racer, who has spina bifida, will be up against Canadian world record holder Brent Lakatos and defending champion Rawat Tana of Thailand at 21:45 BST.

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