A COLWYN BAY man has added nine more medals to his impressive collection after enjoying another fine performance at the Dwarf Sports Association (DSA) UK Games.

Karl Sadil took home four gold and four silver medals, as well as one bronze as he dominated at the event held in various parts of the West Midlands over Bank Holiday Weekend in May.

The 42-year-old competes in class three (the tallest subgroup) for athletes with restricted growth and came up against more than 200 athletes from around Britain.

Karl's quadruple haul of gold medal came in the 60m, 100m, 200m and football events. He then earned silver in powerlifting, javelin, discus and also earned himself a podium place for the first time in badminton, securing third and a bronze medal.

His most recent achievements add to the ten medals he won at the 2018 National Open Dwarf Games and the hundreds of others he's won since he first began competing in 2009.

Speaking on his latest success, Karl said: "I think I'm now into the triple figures with medals.

"I'm a bit disappointed I only scored 64% in shooting, compared to the 82% I won with last year. However, I did do better in my weight class in powerlifting this year."

Commenting on what inspired him to start competing, Karl added: "I always loved sports but never used to get picked for the school team because of my disability.

"I happened to watch the DSA competition on TV one day and was inspired to start taking part by the likes of Oliver Clarke. I then joined Menai Track and Field and began training as much as I could."

Karl competes in several other running events throughout the year. In the Deganwy Dash five mile race, he secured a lifetime best of 45mins 44secs.

In the 5K North Wales Championships held in Rhyl on June 23, he picked up another gold medal in his age group.