British weightlifting has eight competitors to compete in the World Championships in Paris


Peter Kirkbride, 23 and from Kilmarnock, was due to compete in Paris but has withdrawn due to an ankle injury sustained at the Commonwealth Championships in October.

British Weightlifting’s Performance Manager Fiona Lothian said: “This is a great opportunity for the GB athletes to put down a marker for London 2012 selection, the progress the athletes have made over the last few months means we are now in a position to field a much bigger team than we sent to the Worlds 2010.”

The Team:
Londoner Joanne Calvino, 31and Halil Zorba, 23 trains at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Gareth Evans, 25 and from Holyhead, Wales. Trains at the High Performance Centre (HPC) in Leeds
Jack Oliver, 20 and from London. Trains at the HPC in Leeds
Natasha Perdue, 36 and from Swansea. Trains at the HPC in Leeds
Hannah Powell, 18 and from Birmingham. Trains at the HPC in Leeds
Zoe Smith, 17 and from London. Trains at the HPC in Leeds
Ben Watson, 21 and from Didcot in Oxfordshire. Trains at the HPC in Leeds

 

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