Natalie Powell /

Natalie Powell

Date of Birth

16 October 1990




Llanwrytd Wells




24 year-old Natalie Powell fights in the same class as Olympic silver medallist and GB rival Gemma Gibbons. She competed for Wales in the women's 78 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a gold medal.

Consistently placing and medalling at events above European level and at International Judo Federation Grand Prix and Grand Slam events, Natalie is currently ranked 10th in the IJF senior world rankings.

Natalie, whose sister Kirsty was also a part of the Team Wales judo team for Glasgow 2014, has taken silver for two consecutive years at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and recently won the bronze medal in Dusseldorf at the same level competition.

The former Builth Wells High School student also won silver at the European Open in Rome and in April 2012 she took the gold in the European Cup in Bosnia.

Outside of the dojo Natalie studies Biomedical Science at Cardiff University.