Zoe Smith

Zoe Smith


  • Event 58kg
  • Date of Birth 26/04/1994
  • Born Greenwich, London


Born in Greenwich and having attended Townley Grammar School for Girls in Bexleyheath, 2014 was a banner year for Zoe Smith as she won Commonwealth gold and European Championship bronze.

Starting out as a gymnast, Zoe first participated in weightlifting aged 12 after being asked to make up the numbers for the Greenwich team at the London Youth Games.

She was named BOA Athlete of the Year in 2008 before breaking through on the international stage with bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She then broke the British clean and jerk record at the London 2012 Olympics.

Smith followed this feat by winning a spectacular gold medal at Glasgow 2014, but surgery on a dislocated shoulder prevented her from making her second Olympics at Rio 2016.

After putting her injury troubles behind her, Smith made her third Commonwealth Games appearance in 2018 on the Gold Coast and won a silver medal in the women's 63kg weightlifting event.


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