Cheltenham Harrier Scott Jones was crowned World Champion as he set a new world record in the F34 seated shot at the IPC World Championships in Lyon. Aged just 15 years old, Jones beat his senior rivals on his first appearance wearing the GB vest at a major championship. The Carolyn Franks coached athlete opened his competition with a personal best of 12.44m to take lead after the opening round of putts. Despite improving to 12.58m in round two, Jones found himself lying in the silver medal position as Russia’s Alexander El’min took the lead with 12.67m. However, the Cheltenham athlete responded with 12.89m in round three before extending his lead with a world record of 13.38m. This was 28cm further than the previous best set by Morocco’s Azzedine Nouiri when winning last year’s Paralympic gold.
Congratulations Scott, everyone at the club is proud of your remarkable achievement.