14-year-old Zoe Smith has been dubbed the "strongest girl in Britain" after the 5'2, 126 pound girl lifted almost two thirds more than her body weight.
After lifting 210 lbs and taking home the gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India, Smith has been voted "Athlete of the Year" in her sport by the British Olympic Association, an award usually reserved for Olympians. Smith used to be a gymnast, but started weightlifting at the age of 12 when she was asked to make up the numbers for the weightlifting team for the London Youth Games. Since turning 13, she has set 98 British records and plans to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London, her home city. [Daily Mail, Telegraph]