Welsh rythmic gymnast Frankie Jones was presented with the David Dixon Award which recognises an outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games.
Handing her the award Prince Imran, of Malaysia, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation said: "Her ongoing commitment to her sport alongside her quiet, inspirational character has encouraged many young girls to take up the sport."
He went on to describe Glasgow 2014 as "the best Games ever", adding: "Glasgow - you were Pure, Dead Brilliant."
Jones won six medals in Glasgow, claiming five silver and one gold in the ribbon routine which was her last ever performance before retirement. She was also the Welsh flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
Athletes are nominated by their Commonwealth Games Association at the end of the final day of competition and the winner is selected by a panel of representatives from each of the six Commonwealth regions and the president.
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