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Zoe Smith wins bronze at the Commonwealth Games today

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.”

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Zoe Smith Prepares for the Common Wealth Games!

Zoe is one of the strongest girls in Britain.

At the tender age of only 16 she can already lift almost twice her body weight and holds over 300 records, standing at only 5ft 2″.

She will be appearing at the Delhi Common Wealth Games tomorrow at 9.30am GMT (6th Oct) where she will be representing her country and is the youngest ever English person to qualify.

Not only has she been training hard for the Games but she has also had to try and squeeze in studying for her GCSEs at the same, which is no small task!

Good luck to her. Let’s hope she does us proud!

Take a look at Zoe in action!

Nike World Cup advert – Write The Future

In case you hadn’t noticed it’s World Cup year and there is an abundance of adverts on TV with everybody trying to cash in on it. There’s John Barnes rapping in a bid to sell Mars Bars, and the likes of Dame Ellen McArthur and Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor trying to sell Carlsberg, but one ad stands head and shoulders above the rest. Nike are well known for making big budget, creative commercials and this one has already got over 11 million views on YouTube. Rooney to win it for England?

Win Tickets to The Boodles Tennis Challenge 2010

Have you heard of ‘The Boodles Challenge’ ?
It’s the annual tennis summer event, it’s a social gathering and Wimbledon’s warm-up!
It takes place in Stoke Park from the 15th of June to the 19th. As favourite for Wimbledon hopefuls, ‘The Boodles’ has attracted the biggest names from the world of tennis, including Andre Agassi, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. 2009 saw Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Australian Open Finalist) exciting the crowds and commenting, ‘Before Wimbledon it’s about hard work on court and relaxation off it, the Boodles is perfect for both’.
You don’t want to miss that event, be part of this special event and enjoy the early summer while watching the biggest players play, book now!

You also win tickets, on Jaguar Academy of Sport’s website, by joining their prize draw.

Samsung to organize the World’s biggest Dodgeball Game

On the 12th of May in New York City something pretty unusual is going to happen.
Get prepared to see what sport and an electronic worldwide company could do together.

Samsung is organising the biggest game of Dodgeball ever. Samsung’s aim here is to set the Guinness World Record for the largest game. For this event there will be 1,500 dodgeball players but also 600 balls on hand to be used in the record-setting game. Players will have the opportunity to win Samsung Reality new phones and gift cards. This event has obviously been created to launch ‘The Reality’ Samsung’s new social networking phone. It’s quite an impressive advertising campaign.
Why did the company choose Dodgeball as a sport though? Maybe they fought it would be funnier and it would gather more people.

If you want to be part of the event, it’s never too late, you can RSVP through it’s Facebook page by clicking the Dodgeball tab and inputting all of your information. You can also stay updated via the hash tag #dodgethis through Twitter.

Follow Marathon runner’s track through your Facebook

Do you know someone running the Virgin London Marathon this sunday? If yes you’ll be able to follow your runner with the Adidas ‘waptracker’. The innovative system will pick up the runners position every 5km and feed it back to supporters. The WAP tracker can be accessed via any mobile phone. Anyone wishing to use this service simply needs to text ‘RUN’ to 83040 after which adidas will send a link to the mobile tracking service.
WAP tracker will also give supporters a complete guide to the London Marathon course including the best viewpoints and how to navigate their way around the Capital on race day. The new thing this year is that you can track any runner on your Facebook Page as well. You just need to enter the race number of the runner and the system will do the rest!

London’s Virgin Marathon

This week-end on the 25th in London will be held the Virgin’s marathon.
It’s the largest annual fundraising event on the planet. The London Marathon is a road marathon that has been held each year in London since 1981, usually in April. The race is currently sponsored by Virgin Money, runners have raised over £450 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Adidas, BBC Sport, BBC London are some of the other major sponsors.
A special YouTube video has been made to show you the route of the marathon entirely using Google Street View.
Are you joining? If not you can always get prepared for next year’s marathon!