WINNER: JADE JONES
Won Britain’s first Taekwondo gold medal
The 19-year-old really put Wales on the map when she kicked ass in the 2012 Olympics, beating Yuzhuo Hou 6-4 to take the women’s 57kg title in Taewkondo.
Her courageous win was Great Britain’s first Olympic gold in the sport. Born in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Jones managed to give us one of the most iconic moments in this year’s Olympics.
“I’ve already started thinking about defending my title in Rio de Janeiro [at the 2016 Olympics]. I’m not competing again until next year and my coach has given me until January to be a normal person.”
2nd Place: Dan Lydiate
The Newport Gwent Dragons blind-side flanker was also named the Six Nations Player of the Tournament. This was after featuring in every game except the opener against Ireland and receiving man of the match awards against Scotland and France.
“To be part of such a talented Wales team and win the Grand Slam in Cardiff was incredible in itself but to then be voted player of the championship [was] absolutely unbelievable.”
3rd Place: Geraint Thomas
Cyclist Geraint Thomas became one of only four Welshman to win multiple Olympic gold medals when Great Britain’s team pursuit quartet smashed the world record at the 2012 Olympics in London.
“It was a lot of sacrifice, I missed a lot on the road and put all my eggs in one basket… the Olympics was everything.”
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lynn Davies
‘Lynn the leap’ won the Olympic gold medal for long jump in 1964 with an impressive leap of 8.07m. He also competed in the 100m and 4×100 relay.
He became the first man to win two long jump titles at the Commonwealth Games in 1966 and 1970.
Daves was also a two-time winner of the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award in 1964 and 1966.
Team of the year: Welsh Rugby Team
Winners of the male and female Carwyn James Award (Junior Sportsman and Sportswoman)
Ieuan Lloyd: He competed at the 2012 Olympics in the Men’s 200m freestyle event.
Elinor Barker: won a silver medal in the junior women’s time trial at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen. She was promoted to the Great Britain senior squad for the Glasgow round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series
Unsung Hero Award: Arthur Wood
Long-term volunteer at the Swansea Rifle Club has been honoured with this grassroots award.