Jade Crowned SPOTY for Wales

Double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones has been voted Wales Sports Personality of the year.

Jade Jones is calling her Wales Sports Personality of the year award 'unbelievable.'

She's beaten the likes of Welsh Wizard Gareth Bale and Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker in the public vote after winning her second Olympic gold medal in Rio over the summer.

Speaking to HEART moments after the win the Taekwondo star said:

'It's amazing, to be up there with big names, it's been an amazing year for Wales, it's just amazing that I've won.'

Other winners at the Wales sport awards included Wales' footballers who were named team of the year, and their manager Chris Coleman who was given a special recognition award.

Here's the full list of the winners:

  • Coach of the Year – Robin Williams (Rowing)
  • Lifetime Achievement (Elite) Award – Billy Boston (rugby league)
  • Lifetime Achievement (Community) Award – Nick Evans (Cricket, Pembrokeshire)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Chris Landon (Cycling, Cardiff)
  • Young Volunteer of the Year – Joseph Jones (Multi-Sport, Llandudno)
  • Young Coach of the Year – Daniel Johnsey (Swimming/Fitness, Monmouthshire)
  • Carwyn James Junior Sportsman of the Year – Jake Heyward (Athletics)
  • Carwyn James Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Lauren Williams (Taekwondo)
  • Coach to Disabled People – Deb Bashford (Wheelchair Basketball, Caernarfon)
  • Unsung Hero – Vicki Randall (Netball and Football, Cwmbran)
  • Community Coach of the Year – Paul Crapper (Cycling, Abergavenny)


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