Nick Percy breaks Scottish record

Bonchurch athlete Nick Percy broke his national discus record for the third time this year in Cardiff on Saturday June 11.

Nick 1st broke his own Scottish record in April with a throw of 63.47m while competing in the United States. 3 weeks later he added almost another yard with a throw of 64.35m. This Saturday, Nick again broke the Scottish national record at the Welsh Championships with a throw of 64.95m.

Nick is a former European junior silver medalist and four-time British champion. For nearly 6 years, his best throw was 63.38m, set in 2016. He claimed tweaking his training regimen helped him set his 3 new records.

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Nick has shown his consistency in the 2022 season. Of his 17 competitive throws so far this weekend, 8 have exceeded 62m. His record throws saw him rise to 15th in the world rankings.

Selection for the Commonwealth Games, which begin July 28, is a target for Nick, as are the World Championships (July 15-24) and European Championships (August 15-21).

Nick, 27, was born in Glasgow and therefore competes for Scotland. However, he was educated at the Ryde School and trained by the island’s famous athletics coach, the late Ray Scovell. He practices regularly at the Fairways Sports Complex in Sandown.

Nick is known to have set up his own personal training center in his parents’ garden in Bonchurch to allow himself to train during the Covid lockdown. He dubbed his makeshift athletic field “the Percy Performance Center.”

After winning the Welsh Championship on Saturday, Nick said:

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“Another personal and national best today to win my first Welsh title in Cardiff. A well deserved bounce back from my last competition in Norway and with 2 weeks to go in the UK Championships I feel confident for the Championship season.

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