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Weightlifter Zoe Smith to represent England in Delhi


Zoe Smith, 16, is set to be the youngest ever English weightlifter to qualify for a Commonwealth Games.

Her combined lift of 188kg, at the British Weightlifting Championships in Kilmarnock, was enough to secure her place on the plane for Delhi in October, with final ratification expected to be a formality.

Smith stands just 5ft 2in (157.5cm) tall and was competing in Scotland in the 63kg category, although she is expected to lift in the 58kg group at the Commonwealths.

The Londoner's success comes just a month after winning a silver medal at the European Weightlifting Youth Championships in Valencia, Spain.

Her achievements are all the more impressive given she has had to juggle training and competing with studying for her GCSEs.

BBC Sport's Nick Hope caught up with Zoe Smith after she competed in the British Championships.


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