The Samoa Commonwealth Youth Games were held between 5-11 September 2015. 15 young Welsh athletes competed across 4 sports - archery, aquatics (swimming), tennis and weightlifting. Weightlifter Catrin Jones, 16 from Bangor was chosen as the flag bearer for Wales at the opening ceremony. She went on to win the first gold medal for the Welsh squad in the 48kg class, lifting 126kg.
The final medal tally for Team Wales was 9: 2 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze - a very good result for a small nation, with a relatively small squad.
Gold medal winners were: Catrin Jones (48kg class, women's weightlifting) and Rebekah O'Loughlin and Joely Lomas (women's tennis doubles).
Silver medal winners were: Kathryn Greenslade (200m freestyle, women's swimming); Rebecca Sutton (400IM, women's swimming); Mari Davies, Kathryn Greenslade, Emilia Stevenson and Rebecca Sutton (women's 4x100m freestyle relay); Jordan Sakkas (94kg class, men's weightlifting); and Matthew Story and Ricky Hernandez (men's tennis doubles).
Bronze medal winners were: Matthew Story (men's tennis); and Mari Davies, Sophie Evans, Kathryn Greenslade and Rebecca Sutton (women's 4x200m freestyle relay).
On top of the medals won, the young Welsh athletes made us proud with some great performances and several of them achieved their personal best.