British weightlifter shoots back at sexist critics

British weightlifter Zoe Smith

Zoe Smith


British weightlifter Zoe Smith lifted 118 kg (260 lbs.) at the summer games, finishing out of the medals, but setting a national record in the process. But before she did that, she took to the internet to shoot back at sexists making the stale argument that women can’t be attractive and athletic at the same time.

After appearing on a documentary about women’s weightlifting, Smith penned a post thanking fans for their support. Smith said that most fans were “very positive.” But she noted that there were “a very small percentage of idiots” who attacked the women.


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