Zoe Newson

Zoe Newson is a British powerlifter who took bronze in the -40kg class at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. She began powerlifting at her local club in 2007, before winning her first competition in 2008.

Since then she has steadily progressed, setting a new personal best almost every year. In 2010 Zoe competed at the IPC Powerlifting World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, finishing first in the junior event and fourth in the seniors. This helped her qualify for the Paralympic Games in London, where she took bronze.

A change in IPC classifications during 2014 meant the London 2012 bronze medallist was temporarily ruled out of the sport. However, Zoe made her comeback at the 2015 IPC European Championships in Eger, Hungary in stunning style by taking silver with her second press of 90kg.

Major results

2012 Paralympic Games, London
Up to 40 kg
Bronze
2015 IPC European Championships, Eger, Hungary
Up to 45 kg
Silver

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