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Emily Campbell Selected for Paris 2024

Emily Campbell has today been named by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as Team GB's sole weightlifter for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Emily Campbell Selected for Paris 2024

Campbell will compete in the 81+kg category, marking her second Olympic appearance following her historic performance at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Campbell made history in Tokyo, where she won a silver medal in the 87+kg category, becoming the first British woman to win a medal in weightlifting at the Olympics. This monumental achievement set the stage for her continued success on the global stage.

Her selection for Paris 2024 comes after a series of impressive performances on both the World and European stage, including the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where Campbell dominated the 87+kg category, winning gold with a total lift of 286kg, and a record-breaking clean & jerk of 162kg.

Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England said, “I’m delighted to welcome Olympic silver medallist Emily back on to the team. I can think of few athletes who made such an impact at their first Games as Emily did in Tokyo. Not only did she become an Olympic medallist, but importantly she has used her platform to inspire countless young people, and particularly young girls, to try weightlifting and understand it can be a sport for everyone.”

Campbell said, "I’m beyond excited that I’ve been selected for my second Olympic Games. Paris is set to be a very special Games, and I cannot wait to get out there and put on a show."

British Weightlifting Head of Performance, Stuart Martin said, "We are delighted that Emily’s place at Paris 2024 has been confirmed.

"The qualification process has been competitive. Despite a few bumps in the road Emily has maintained her position as the top lifter in Europe for the last four years running, and the only super heavyweight female athlete from Europe to qualify for Paris.

"We’re in the final stretch and Emily is training hard with both eyes on a repeat of her ground breaking performance in Tokyo. We’re excited and Emily and the team are putting the work in for a medal winning result.”

The Olympic weightlifting competition for Paris 2024 runs from 7 to 11 August, with Campbell set to compete in the 81+kg category on the final day of the Games.


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