Zoe Smith

03 June 2014

Sport/Event: Weightlifting, 58kg

Date and place of birth: 26 April, 1994, Greenwich, London

Height: 1.57m

Weight: 58kg

Club: Europa Lifting Club

Coach: Sam Dovey

Representational honours: England (Commonwealth Games Delhi, 2010, CWG Glasgow 2014), Team GB (Olympic Games, London, 2012)


In October 2010, Zoe became the youngest ever English weightlifter at a Commonwealth Games when she competed in Delhi at the age of just 16.

Not only that but Zoe became first England’s female weightlifting medallist when she took home the bronze.

Originally a gymnast, she only came to the sport of weightlifting in 2006.

She had a remarkable record of winning every national competition she entered in the three years leading up to those games, until she came 2nd in a June 2013 competition.

Zoe has broken over 300 British age group records.

Career highlights:

Gold – under-58kg, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2014
Selected to represent England at Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, 2014
Bronze – 58kg, European Weightlifting Championships, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 2014
Selected to represent Team GB at Olympic Games, London, 2012
Bronze – 58kg, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, October 2010
Selected to represent England at Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, 2010

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