It has been a glorious day today for Zoe Smith, the youngest English athlete to ever qualify for the Commonwealth Games. She did us proud by managing a huge combined lift of 188kg.
Australia’s Seen Lee ended 4kgs ahead of Zoe securing silver leaving India’s Renu Bala victorious in front of her home crowd, leading by 5kgs to win gold.
“It’s a shame about my last two lifts, but I am just pleased to get a medal,” said Zoe.
“It is not a gold medal hanging around my neck but I don’t care at the moment – it is a Commonwealth medal and it hasn’t sunk in at all.
“I am delighted with the way I performed although I was nervous at the start.”
It’s great news for Zoe and a amazing personal achievement for the young Brit.”