Bexley youngsters earn silver in Australia
PUBLISHED: 11:40 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:40 21 January 2013
Two up-and-coming Bexley sporting stars have come away with silver medals in Australian Youth Olympics, which finished yesterday.
Olympic weightlifter Zoe Smith came second in the 63kg competition, a weight class up from the level she competed in during the London Games.
The 18-year-old lifted a total of 200kg in the two disciplines, the snatch and the clean and jerk. She only trailed her Chinese opponent Wei Deng, who won with a total of 235kg.
Gymnast Catherine Lyons, at 12 years old the youngest member in the British squad, was part of the women’s artistic team which narrowly missed out on a gold medal.
The team scored a total of 160.064 points and was narrowly beaten into second place by the Chinese team with a score of 160.693.
Both athletes train at the Europa Centre in Crayford, which was partly built by Olympic legacy money.