High hopes for Feher

12 June 2012 / 06:55

Team GB weightlifting head coach Tamas Feher is confident the five lifters selected for the Olympic Games will do themselves and Great Britain proud this summer.

Zoe Smith, Natasha Perdue, Gareth Evans, Peter Kirkbride and Jack Oliver have been announced as the quintet who will represent the home nations at ExCeL in London between Saturday July 28 and Tuesday August 7.

All are competing at the Olympics for the first time but Feher believes they will shine when the time comes.

"I have great pride in being the Team GB weightlifting head coach and preparing and coaching such great athletes like ours," said the Hungarian.

"We have a great team in which all athletes support each other and I am sure they will give unforgettable moments to all Team GB fans and will push British weightlifting even further forwards."

Feher added: "I am convinced we will participate at London with our strongest and best prepared team.

"Our five young strong-bodied and strong-minded athletes will show to millions around the world and in their own country exactly what it means to be a British weightlifter."