Bangor weightlifter Catrin Jones has won the BBC Wales young sportswoman award for 2017.
The awards were revealed at the Wales Sport Awards in Newport, where BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales celebrated Welsh sporting success.
Catrin, who trains at Canolfan Brailsford and attends Bangor University, is coached by her father Dave Jones, in 2017 she became the Welsh Senior Champion and won silver medal in the junior Commonwealth games in Australia.
Catrin, who hopes to represent Wales at next year’s Commonwealth games, can lift the equivalent of a 14 stone man, she is a former gymnast with Bangor gymnastics club and took up weightlifting about four years ago. Catrin is a Welsh record holder at 3 different weight classes, 44kg, 48kg and 53kg class and a British record holder in the 44kg and 48kg class.
When asked about the secret to her success, Catrin said it was down to hard work, she said: “I train five or six times a week, if you train hard the results will come after that.”
On having her father Dave as her coach, Catrin said: ”it’s a great relationship because we know each other so well, we do have arguments every now and again, but it works really well.”
Wales and Liverpool forward, Ben Woodburn, 17, won the young sportsman award and Wales and Scarlets rugby union player Jonathan Davies winning the overall BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year for 2017.