Gareth has been competing in weightlifting for 13 years since
attending Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi in Holyhead. After splitting his
time between training and working as a painter and decorator in
North Wales he made the permanent switch to Leeds to be part of the
GB Weightlifting performance centre.
His career highlights to date are competing at the Commonwealth
Games in Delhi 2010 and at his first ever Olympics in 2012 - where
he finished eighth overall in Group B, breaking the Welsh clean and
jerk record by lifting 158kg and equalling the Welsh snatch record
He is a product of the weightlifting stable under renowned
national coach Ray Williams.