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Team Gb Women's Weightlifting


Pictures of the day: 1 August 2012

A young Team GB fan shows off her country's colours during the women's 63kg weightlifting final at ExCeL

from BBC Sport

London 2012: Teenage weightlifter Zoe Smith makes Team GB

Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith will make her Olympic debut this summer after being named in the five-strong GB weightlifting squad for London 2012.

Zoe Smith proving that size doesn't matter by competing in the Women's 58kg Weightlifting event. While we wouldn't advise Mammas-to-be to start at Zoe's level, adding 5kg weights to your workout is a great way to stay toned and increase impact.


Zoe Pablo Smith GB weightlifter on accusations of looking 'manly': "What makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?! Cause you are clearly the kindest, most attractive type of man to grace the earth with your…


Zoe Smith - Female Olympic Weightlifter


Aliaksandr Makaranka of Belarus competes in the Men's 94kg Weightlifting final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Women's Weightlifting Poland's Aleksandra J Klejnowska-Krzywanska reacts after successful lift on the women's 53Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012.