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Great Britain Olympic Weightlifting

London 2012: GB weightlifters aim for Olympic standard at Euros

Great Britain's weightlifting squad say they are confident of attaining Olympic qualifying lifts at the European Championships in Turkey this week.

Olympic weightlifting is a triumph of grunts, wails and jerks

Great Britain's Zoe Smith: all you ever wanted to know about the slightly less high-profile sport of weightlifting

Zoe Smith sets two personal bests at World Weightlifting Championships

Britain's Zoe Smith set two personal bests at the World Weightlifting Championships in Paris but opted not to go for the Olympic 'A' qualifying mark. The 17-year-old Londoner lifted a combined total of 204kg, with 205kg the required 'A' standard for 2012.

Weightlifting: a star is born as 18-year-old Zoe Smith breaks British record

Zoe Smith of Great Britain competes during the women's 58-kg, group B, weightlifting competition and breaks British record!

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Have some of that, trolls! Teenage record breaker Zoe Smith silences vicious Twitter bullies with inspiring Olympic performance

Station Amsterdam Centraal

Alf Baxter of Great Britain competes in a weightlifting event at the Amsterdam Olympics, 1928. http://www.teamgb.com/games/amsterdam-1928

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Pictures of the day: 1 August 2012

A young Team GB fan shows off her country's colours during the women's 63kg weightlifting final at ExCeL

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Weightlifting - Olympics: Day 5

Rebekah Tiler of Great Britain lifts during the Women's 69kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.