Name: Gareth Evans
Place of Birth: Dundee Scotland
Weight Category: 62kg
Club: Holyhead Weightlifting Club
Coach: Ray Williams and Tamas Feher
On The Platform:
Greatest Achievement: "Competing for Wales, Great Britain & becoming a father."
Aspirations?: "To become an Olympian, compete well at an Olympic Games and win a Commonwealth Gold."
Training Regime: "I used to train 3-4 times per week but now I train full times which means 9-10 sessions per week."
Who has been the greatest influence on you? "Ray Williams and my parents."
When did you begin lifting? "1998, aged 12."
Why did you begin lifting? "I took part in Britain's Strongest School boy in a PE lesson and won."
Off The Platform:
Occupation: "Painter and decorator and part time ventriloquist."
Ultimate relaxation? "Spending time with my daughter, socialising with friend and watching Wrexam FC."
One thing you can't live without? "Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae Sauce."
Tip for the top? "Be optimistic and enjoy what you do. You are always competing against yourself and there is no-one better to beat."
Life after lifting? "Run a successful business."
Describe yourself in 3 words... "Eccentric, Friendly, Happy."
Sports team: "Wrexam FC."
Films: "Forrest Gump, Hannibal films and most comedies."
Band/Music: "Most music really."
Food: "Sunday Roast...anything I can stir Reggae Reggae Sauce into!."
What's the last book you read? "I like to read the non league paper on a Sunday."