Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith will make her Olympic debut this summer after being named in the five-strong GB weightlifting squad for London 2012.

London 2012: Teenage weightlifter Zoe Smith makes Team GB

Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith will make her Olympic debut this summer after being named in the five-strong GB weightlifting squad for London 2012.

Team GB's Zoe Smith makes a 121kg (267 lbs) clean and jerk look like a walk in the park, setting a new British record

Team GB's Zoe Smith makes a 121kg (267 lbs) clean and jerk look like a walk in the park, setting a new British record

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

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

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.

Thanks (but no thanks…)

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.

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.

Missy Franklin - Olympic swimmer

Missy Franklin 4 Gold Medals Women's Swimming London 2012 Olympic Photo Plaque

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

Sports Personality of the Year: Why Ellie Simmonds should win

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

Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Britain's Jade Jones has won a silver medal at the Taekwondo World Championships in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Jade Jones wins World Championship silver medal

Britain's Jade Jones has won a silver medal at the Taekwondo World Championships in Gyeongju, South Korea.

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