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Zoe Smith

Personal Info:

 

 

Name: Z. Smith

 

 

 

Place of Birth: Greenwich, London

 

 

Weight Category: 58/63kg

 

 

Club: Europa WLC

 

 

Coach: Andrew Callard

 

 

 

On The Platform:

 

 

Greatest Achievement: "Winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, my first senior championships."

 

 

Aspirations?: "To continue to improve and have more succes at the national and international level and ultimately of course to secure a place in the team for the London 2012 Olympics."

 

 

Training Regime: "On average I train 5 days a week for up to 2 hours per session, doing various exercises."

 

 

Who has been the greatest influence on you? "Without a doubt my personal coach Andrew Callard."

 

 

When did you begin lifting? "Age 12."

 

 

Why did you begin lifting? "Purely by chance!  I was a gymnast at Europa and I was asked if I’d be prepared to go down to the weights gym to try out for the Greenwich London Y outh Games team as they needed a girl to make up the numbers in a team of 2 boys and 1 girl.  Andrew Callard spotted my potential immediately and I pretty soon gave up gymnastics in favour of weightlifting Smile."

 

 

Off The Platform:

 

 

Occupation: "Studying for my A-Levels."

 

 

Ultimate relaxation? "Anything with friends, especially my weightlifting friends. It could be music, theatre or the cinema; or just chilling at home on facebook."

 

 

One thing you can't live without? "The Internet."

 

 

Tip for the top? "Finding a good coach is all important. More important is listening to their advice and acting on it."

 

 

Life after lifting? "I hope so!."

 

 

Describe yourself in 3 words... "Starbucks addicted shopaholic."

 

 

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