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Zoe Smith is a British weightlifter who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
With this, she became the first English woman to win a medal in weightlifting at the Commonwealth games. She began her career as a weightlifter at the 2008 London Youth Games (United Kingdom). Over the years, Zoe Smith has competed in various national and international championships.
Zoe Smith is among the most popular and richest weightlifters with a high net worth. Her net worth is $9 million as of 2022.
Zoe Smith is 5 ft 2 in (159 cm) tall.
Born on April 26, 1994, Zoe Smith is 28 years old as of 2022.
Zoe Smith was born in Greenwich, London, England (United Kingdom), on April 26, 1994. Her full name is Zoe Pablo Smith. She attended De Lucy primary school in Abbey Wood and Townley Grammar School for Girls in Bexleyheath.
Zoe Smith has a younger sister.
Zoe Smith has never publicly shared her relationships, so no information about her partner is known.
Zoe Smith started training as a gymnast, but she was recommended to take up weightlifting to help her borough Greenwich, London (England), compete in the London Youth Games. She was selected for the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, being the youngest member of the English team after winning her first major competition, South East County Championships. She won the gold medal in the 53 kg category at the 2008 Youth Games. In 2008, she set national records 98 times across junior and senior classes for the 53 kg weight category. She holds every record she could as someone under 18 in the 58 kg category. The British Olympic Association named the weightlifter their Athlete of the Year for Weightlifting.
At the age of 15, Zoe Smith ranked sixth at the 2009 European Junior Championships, competing against athletes up to four years older. In October 2010, she won a bronze medal in the women's 58 kg division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. This was her first senior international competition, and after winning it, she became the first Englishwoman to win a Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal.
In May 2012, Zoe Smith was selected as part of Team GB to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She competed in the Women's 58 kg division and made the British record with a clean and jerk lift of 121.0 kg (266.8 lb). By August 2016, she held four British clean and jerk records spread across three weight classes.
She could not be a part of the 2016 Olympic Games due to a shoulder injury. She also launched a crowdfunding appeal in July 2018 to help her qualify for the 2020 Olympics as the UK Sport's decision to cut funding for weightlifting in 2016. The target was completed by June 2019.
Zoe Smith's coach is Andy Callard.
Zoe Smith has been awarded the BOA Athlete Of The Year for Weightlifting.
Zoe Smith's hobbies are not known. But Zoe loves sports.
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