Campbell Wins Olympic Medal

Bulwell weightlifter Emily Campbell has won silver in the +87kg event at the Olympic games in Tokyo to become the first ever female to win Great Britain a weightlifting medal.

Campbell finished with a total of 283kg in the final and came second to China’s Li Wenwen who set an Olympic record of 320kg in winning gold.

The Nottingham star from Snape Wood who had her hair coloured red and blue for the competition, managed to fend off USA’s Sarah Robles into third with the bronze medallist lifting 282kg.

27-year-old Campbell who won gold at the world championships in Moscow earlier this year, is the second Nottingham born athlete to win a medal in the 2020 games after windsurfer Emma Wilson picked up a bronze at the weekend after finishing third in the women’s RS:X competition.

22-year-old Wilson who’s part of the British sailing team is also the daughter of Penny Way, an Olympian who participated in both 1992 and 1996, although Nottingham born, she grew up in Dorset and has twice won gold in the world youth sailing championships.

*Main image @BBCRNS Emily Campbell wins team GB silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

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