Scott Jones breaks shot put world record to win gold

  • 26 July 2013
Scott Jones celebrating

Teenager Scott Jones has claimed Britain's 11th gold medal at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Championships by winning the F34 shot put event - and set a new world record in the process!

The 15-year-old from Cheltenham threw 13.38m on his fifth attempt, beating the previous world record by 28cm.

Competing in his first major international tournament, Scott said: "I knew I could go over 12m but I didn't expect to throw a world record and beat the previous holder."

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Hahn broke the world record in the T38 100m on Wednesday at the event in Lyon, France.