Catrin Jones from Bangor has finished in 4th place finish at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships taking place in Uzbekistan this week.

Catrin, 19, competed in the Women’s 53kg category against some of the World’s best weightlifters, putting in a great performance to finish 4th overall, Catrin lifted 71kg in the snatch and 93kg in the clean and jerk for an overall total of 164kg.

Thailand’s Surodchana Khambao, claimed all three gold medals in the women’s 53 kg category, lifting 87kg in the snatch and 110kg in the clean and jerk giving her the overall gold with 197kg.

The United States’ Jourdan Elizabeth Delacruz was the runner-up in all three categories at the Uzbekistan Sport Complex, managing 86kg in the snatch and 107kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 193kg.

Claiming the bronze medals was Colombia’s Yenny Sinisterra Torres with 84kg in the snatch, 104kg in the clean and jerk and a total of 188kg.

A total of 246 athletes from 49 countries are competing at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships.