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Old 01-06-2009, 04:53 AM   #3
James Withington
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She seems to be all over the sports pages in the UK at the minute. Great to see the sport getting some attention over here, as it's been completely dying on its arse for the past 10 years or so. She looks like she's got some real potential, although she'll still only be 18 when London 2012 comes around, so I doubt she'll have much of a chance of taking a medal when the inevitable Chinese invasion comes to town.

Still, at least it raises the profile of the sport a little and she might get a little funding from the publicity - at the moment British lifters don't see a penny of the Olympic funding budget, that all gets ploughed into the sports we've traditionally done well at like cycling and athletics. And yes, it is a little disheartening to see a 14 year old girl with roughly the same numbers in the lifts as me!
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