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22 October 2021

Team Selection for Commonwealth Championships 2021

Dear Members,

On behalf of all the Weightlifting family in Wales, I congratulate Catrin Jones, Faye Pittman, Gareth Evans, Michael Farmer and Jordon Sakkas for their selection to represent Wales at the upcoming Commonwealth Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 5th-17th December.

The team have had a successful year so far, with Faye Pittman becoming a World Masters Champion earlier this year as well as being awarded best age-group lifter across all categories in the event. Catrin Jones won a bronze medal at the recent European Under 23 Championships following her Welsh record breaking and second place performance at the recent British Senior Championships. Michael Farmer achieved new Welsh and British Under 23 records, also at the European Under 23 Championships following his bronze place performance at the British Senior Championships. Jordan Sakkas, also competed at the European Under 23's where he came 6th, following his recent win at the British Senior Championships where he also set new British Under 23 records. Gareth Evans is returning to competition and is the current Commonwealth Champion from the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Our Squad represent the pinnacle of excellence within our sport and all have achieved the exacting standard to gain qualification for this prestigious event.

I applaud their commitment and wish them the very best of luck and safe travels and big performances!

Ray Williams - Head Coach