IN WHAT is turning out to be an incredible summer for Nick Percy, the Bonchurch discus ace has now beaten his own Scottish record for an unprecedented third time — the perfect preparation and confidence boost ahead of the Commonwealth Games.  

Nick went on to win the discus competition at the Welsh Athletics Championships in Cardiff on Saturday. 

He threw 64.95m — improving his own Scottish national record by 60cm, which put him in the UK's all time top ten list.

Nick has had a very busy few weeks, travelling to Spain and Norway, coming first and second respectively at two world athletics Continental Tour events. 

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In between, he was selected for the Diamond League event in Birmingham, which featured the top six discus throwers at the Tokyo Olympics in the field. 

Nick threw 63.03m to come sixth, beating the Olympic silver medallist.

The following day he represented Scotland in the Loughborough International, which pitches the top home nations athletics teams against each other. 

Nick again threw over 63m to win by more than six meters.

He said: "It has been a very busy hectic schedule over the last couple of weeks, so I'm ecstatic to have thrown so far to win the Welsh title." 

Nick now currently holds the Scottish, English and Welsh titles and is hoping to add the British later this month. 

"Throwing a disc at 65m is seen as breaking the ten-second barrier at 100m, or scoring a century in cricket, so to be so close is a fantastic achievement.

"I feel I can still go further, but only time and hard work can tell."

Nick now heads to the British Championships in Manchester — the final qualifier before the World, European and Commonwealth Games.