Thanks (but no thanks…) 18-year-old British weightlifter Zoe Pablo Smith wrote this fabulously articulate and level-headed response to a few unoriginal sexists who accused her and her team mates of being “manly”, unattractive and unfeminine.
Zoe Smith proving that size doesn't matter by competing in the Women's 58kg Weightlifting event. While we wouldn't advise Mammas-to-be to start at Zoe's level, adding 5kg weights to your workout is a great way to stay toned and increase impact.
Sports Personality of the Year: Why Ellie Simmonds should win - she didn't but she now has an OBE. Simmonds, 18, said the award was the perfect way to round off a remarkable 2012 for her and her ParalympicsGB team-mates. "It's been a great honour to be included in the list, which caps an amazing year for me personally and for British sport," she said. In total, 29 athletes from ParalympicsGB have been recognised in the New Years Honours list after winning 120 medals, 34 gold in London