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
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
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.