Emily Campbell has reacted with raw delight at securing a medal in Tokyo, becoming the first British female weightlifter to do so in Olympic history. The 27-year-old entered the history books in her debut appearance at the Olympic Games, winning silver with an impressive lift of 283kg. Ms Campbell sparked wild celebrations as she let out screams of joy at successfully completing the record breaking clean and jerk snatch.
Ms Campbell later told BBC Sport: “I am speechless, for the first time ever.
“You know you can get in shape coming into these things, you know you want to perform your best, but to actually put it out on the stage, I’m really thrilled.”
She added: “You can achieve anything you want to achieve.
“I picked up a barbell five years ago for the first time and now I am an Olympic silver medallist.”
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