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European Weightlifting Championships: Britain's Emily Campbell claims overall Bronze

Emily Campbell has added to Britain’s overall medals in the final day of lifting at the European Weightlifting Senior Championships.  With three overall medals secured this has been the best performance by a British team to date at the European Seniors.

European Weightlifting Championships: Britain's Emily Campbell claims overall Bronze

Campbell who secured Bronze at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games got 4/6 lifts to secure Bronze in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk and overall, totalling 260kg. Emily’s medal comes days after both Zoe Smith and Emily Godley secured Bronze and Silver respectively.

Strong performances from across Team GB keeps many of the athletes Tokyo 2020 ambitions on track. The team consisted of athletes with a wealth of experience on the International platform with 2018 Commonwealth games gold medallist Gareth Evans competing in the Men’s 67kg category and Jack Oliver in the Men’s 81kg.

A full list of results from the competition can be found here

Listen to Emily Campbell and coach Dave Sawyer here

BWL would like to thank UK Sport and the National Lottery for the funding provided via the new Aspiration Fund which was awarded to support athletes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  This fund has been used to send a number of our athletes to the European Weightlifting Championships to support their Olympic ambitions.


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