Gareth Evans

One of two Welsh weightlifters chosen, Gareth Evans won bronze at the Commonwealth Championships last year and is a former painter and decorator. He has a daughter, Lexie, and his superstition before lifting is always putting his left boot and wrist str...

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Jack Oliver

Jack Oliver is the youngest of the three men competing at London 2012 and is currently studying classics at the University of Leeds. Oliver began his weightlifting career at the age of 14 and won Commonwealth Junior Championship gold in 2011 and senior bro...

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Michaela Breeze

Michaela was the first woman to represent Team GB in Weightlifting at the Olympic Games. In Athens she equalled her National record in the 58 kg clean and jerk with 120kg but only 92.5 kg in the snatch which left her back in ninth place overall A PE Teacher...

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Natasha Perdue

Natasha Perdue turned 37 on the day of the opening ceremony for London 2012 and was the oldest member of Britain’s five-strong weightlifting team at London 2012. Perdue’s father, Terry, also represented Britain in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, fi...

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Peter Kirkbride

Peter Kirkbride is coached by Charles ‘Chick’ Hamilton who he claims has been the greatest influence on his career. He finished 17th in the 94kg at the European Championships in April. His greatest achievement to date is winning silver at the C...

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Zoe Smith

Starting out as a gymnast, Zoe Smith first participated in weightlifting aged 12 after being asked to make up the numbers for the Greenwich team at the London Youth Games. Smith finished fourth in the 58kg at the European Championships in Turkey in April a...

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