Stevenage boy breaks world record with frisbee throw
NINE-YEAR-OLD from Stevenage breaks world record with frisbee throw at Open Games in Birmingham
A BOY has broken a world record for the Frisbee throw, when he competed in the National Dwarf Open Games this month.
Daniel Allen, of Sweyns Mead in Stevenage, participates every year in the Games, held in Birmingham by the Dwarf Athletic Association United Kingdom.
Daniel, nine, won gold in the Frisbee throwing competition for Under 11s after flinging the disc 23.04 metres.
His throw also smashed the world record for someone in his age group with dwarfism. The previous record was 17.8 metres.
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Daniel said: “I was a bit nervous about doing the Games, but it doesn’t matter if I come first or last – I like seeing my friends.”
He added: “I can’t believe I’ve got a world record for my Frisbee throw, I’m so pleased.”
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Daniel, a keen sportsman who is a pupil at Martins Wood Primary School in Stevenage, also won a silver medal in the 10 metre swimming and a bronze medal in a cricket ball throwing competition.
“We just like him to be able to participate and compete properly, and he is able to interact with other people like himself at the Games,” said his proud mother, Sharon Allen.
“They are also brilliant at Martins Wood Primary School, and he is able to take part in their sports day.”
Mrs Allen said Daniel is showing “a real flair” for badminton, so he will now focus on building on this natural talent.