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British weightlifting making ‘exciting’ progress en route to 2012 Olympics

After breaking 21 national records at last week’s world championships, Great Britain’s weightlifters might just be ready to make an impact at London 2012.

Commonwealth bronze medallist Zoe Smith made two personal best lifts.

“I’m very excited about the improvement people have made this year,” GB Performance Manager Fiona Lothian told BBC Sport.

“The fact that they still have another six months until the end of qualification I think gives us some really good opportunities.”

As hosts, British Weightlifting receives five guaranteed places, three for men and two for women.

Source: BBC / Nick Hope